ECOWAS STATEMENT ON THE DISTURBANCES IN BAMAKO, MALI
22 mars 2012, ECOWAS
No.72/2012 Abuja, 22nd March 2012
STATEMENT ON THE DISTURBANCES IN BAMAKO, MALI
ECOWAS Commission has been following the unfolding events in Bamako, the
capital of Mali, with dismay and mounting concern, following the mutiny by a
section of the military at the Kati Barracks on the outskirts of the capital on
21 March 2012.
disturbances sparked by elements within the armed forces are all the more
reprehensible, coming amidst the on-going regional and international efforts to
seek a peaceful solution to the rebellion in the north of the country, and a
day after a special ministerial session of the AU Peace and Security Council on
the matter ended in Bamako.
strongly condemns the misguided actions of the mutineers and warns that it will
not condone any recourse to violence as a means of seeking redress. The
Commission wishes to remind the military of its responsibility under the
Constitution, and to reiterate ECOWAS' policy of "Zero Tolerance” for any
attempt to obtain or maintain power by unconstitutional means.
is closely monitoring developments in the country and will respond
appropriately to any attempts to further disturb the precarious security situation.
Désiré Kadré OUEDRAOGO
of the ECOWAS Commission Abuja,
21 March 2012