Ivorian soldiers arrested in Mali: Lomé begins his mediation between Bamako and Abidjan
© Pius Utomi Ekpei / AFP Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé, February 17, 2020. (Illustration image) The Togolese President began his mediation in mediation Receiving for the first time two Ivorian and Malian delegations in Lomé, following the designation of Togo as the mediator of the crisis between the two countries. Faure Gnassingbé discusses with the two protagonists as part of the affair of 49 Ivorian soldiers arrested in Bamako on July 10.
At the request of the Malian authorities,
The Bundeswehr announced the withdrawal of 60 soldiers from a logistics base at the airport in the Malian capital Bamako on Friday. This once again resulted in tensions with the Malian authorities who demanded the withdrawal of this contingent. © provided by news 360 archive - file picture of a German soldier in use in Niger. - Michael Kappeler/dpa
The soldiers were moved to the nearby UN warehouse Bifrost, which further complicates the conditions for the use of German troops in Mali.
At the beginning of this week, the West African authorities had instructed all foreign soldiers to leave the establishment of the Sahel Aviation Services (SAS) on the airport site within 72 hours.
claims to be the Bundeswehr tenant of the SAS for the operation of a logistics center at the airport.
Mali with around 20 million inhabitants has experienced three military coups since 2012 and is considered politically very unstable.
Since the last coup in May 2021, the country has been managed by a military transitional government that reports on Russia, according to reports.
Since then, the use of the UN peace mission Minusma has been repeatedly affected. Germany participates in the operation with more than 1,000 soldiers.
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