Ouattara and Embalo face off over extension to ECOWAS mandate in Guinea and Mali

Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara and Guinea-Bissau president Umaro Sissoco Embalo.
Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara and Guinea-Bissau president Umaro Sissoco Embalo. © Legnan Koula/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP - Thomas Padilla/MaxPPP
The Ivorian president had to confront his Guinea-Bissau counterpart Umaro Sissoco Embalo to extend the current mandate of the ECOWAS commission over post-coup Guinea and Mali by several months. It was a tense showdown during which Macky Sall tried to mediate. [...] (213 words)
Issue dated 04/01/2022
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