(VOVworld) The West African country of Mali has seen growing uncertainty since a military coup 2 weeks ago. Diplomatic messages from the UN and other countries have been arriving and some sanctions have been imposed. But order and security have not yet been restored and the situation remains muddled. There is concern that the country will be divided and become a new terrorist enclave. VOV foreign desk editor Hong Van looks at Mali on the verge of becoming West Africa’s newest hotspot.
Mali politics plunged into crisis when a group of rebellious army officers who call themselves the National Committee for the Return of Democracy and the Restoration of the State (CNRDR) siezed power and denounced President Amadou Toumani Touré’s incompetence in dealing with an independence movement led by Tuareg community in the north. The coup forces announced the suspension of the constitution and the dissolution of state offices. Although the coup leaders have made commitments to calm the political crisis, they haven’t set out a detailed timeline. Captain Amadou Sanogo, who led the coup, promised to restore the 1992 Constitution, re-establish state entities, and hand over power to an elected government. He also pledged to consult with established political parties on holding of a peaceful, free and democratic election without military involvement. But an election schedule is nowhere in sight.
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