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West Africa bloc willing to accept another 12 to 16 months transition in Mali – Metro US

West Africa bloc willing to accept another 12 to 16 months transition in Mali

ECOWAS leaders hold an extraordinary summit in Accra
ECOWAS leaders hold an extraordinary summit in Accra

ACCRA (Reuters) – Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are willing to accept a transitional military government in Mali for another 12 to 16 months, the President of the ECOWAS Commission said after a summit on Friday.

The bloc also set a deadline of April 25 for Guinea’s junta to provide an democratic transition time table and asked Burkina Faso’s interim leaders to reduce a proposed transition of 36 months to a “more acceptable timeline”, Jean Claude Kassi Brou told a news conference in Accra.

(Reporting by Cooper Inveen and Christian Akorlie; Writing by Sofia Christensen; Editing by Bate Felix)

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