Efforts to resolve the political crisis in Mali by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Monday proved unsuccessful.
The West African leaders held talks with the military junta on how the country should return to civilian rule following last week’s coup.
In separate statements, the two sides also said that ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita — whose return to office had been initially demanded by the regional bloc ECOWAS — no longer wished to resume duties.
The coup began on Tuesday at the Kati military base near the Malian capital of Bamako.
The rebels detained Keita, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse, and some other senior government officials.
Keita then announced his resignation and dissolution of the parliament.
The rebel leaders established the National Committee for the Salvation of the People as Mali’s new governing body.
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