Mali’s designated interim president makes first appearance | AFP

Bah Ndaw, a retired colonel who has been designated Mali’s interim president following last month’s coup, makes his first public appearance, meeting ECOWAS mediators.

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Mali: ECOWAS meets with junta leaders after transition leader appointed | AFP

After Mali’s military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government, the West African bloc ECOWAS meets with the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) in Bamako.

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Mali: ECOWAS likely to announce lifting of sanctions on Friday | AFP

Nigeria’s ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, mediating in the Mali crisis for the West Africa bloc ECOWAS, says the organisation would probably decide on Friday whether it would lift economic sanctions against the country. Speaking in Mali’s capital Bamako on Wednesday, Jonathan called the post-coup measures imposed on the country by the 15-nation bloc “unfortunate”. SOUNDBITE

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Nigerian delegation arrives for west African bloc talks with Mali junta | AFP

The Nigerian delegation arrives in Accra to attend talks between members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Mali’s ruling junta, in power since the mid-August coup.

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West African regional summit opens, with focus on Mali | AFP

A new summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) begins in Niamey. The discussions will center on the ongoing situation in Mali, following the 18th August coup d’Γ©tat.

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ECOWAS delegation meets with Mali Constitutional Court judges | AFP

The ECOWAS delegation led by former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan meets with judges of the Malian Constitutional Court in Bamako. Last week’s coup — Mali’s second in eight years — followed months of protests calling for Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign as public discontent with the government grew over the collapsing economy and a brutal Islamist insurgency.

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Mali: discussions between junta and ECOWAS ‘going well’ | AFP

As both ECOWAS and the military junta that organised Mali’s coup d’etat adjourn discussions in Bamako, both sides say that discussions are “progressing” and going “very well”. SOUND UPS

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Mali: discussions between junta and ECOWAS ‘going well’ | AFP

As both ECOWAS and the military junta that organised Mali’s coup d’etat adjourn discussions in Bamako, both sides say that discussions are “progressing” and going “very well”. SOUND UPS

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ECOWAS meets with Mali’s military junta | AFP

ECOWAS meets again with the country’s military junta in Bamako after Rebel soldiers seized Keita and other leaders after a mutiny on Tuesday, dealing another deep blow to a country already struggling with a brutal Islamist insurgency and widespread public discontent over its government. of the meeting

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ECOWAS heads of state hold videoconference on the situation in Mali | AFP

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which has been mediating the crisis in Mali since June, meets via videoconference as it condemns the coup and suspends the country from its list of members.

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Mali’s June 5 Movement meet with ECOWAS delegation | AFP

Members of Mali’s June 5 protest movement meet with an ECOWAS delegation. Representatives from the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are trying to bridge apparently irreconcilable differences between Keita and the protest movement that is demanding his resignation.

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West African bloc Ecowas delegation led by former Nigerian president lands in Mali | AFP

Envoys from Mali’s neighbours led by former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan arrive in Bamako in a bid to mediate in an escalating political crisis ahead of new high-risk protests. IMAGES

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ECOWAS states free and fair elections held in Liberia

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) believes that so far the elections in Liberia have been free, fair and transparent. It briefed media in the capital on its preliminary findings ahead of the national results. SOUNDBITE