Burkina Faso and Guinea request more time to present transition plans after expiry of ECOWAS deadline

By AfricaNews and AFP, 28 April
Flags of ECOWAS member states (photo credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty)
Flags of ECOWAS member states (photo credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty)
Burkina Faso and Guinea, where the military has seized power by force, have asked their West African neighbours for more time to come up with a timetable for the transition. This comes after the expiration of the Monday 25th April ultimatum, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said [...]. "Burkina Faso wished to have more time than the 25 April deadline" set by West African heads of state a month earlier, "in order to continue consultations on various issues," an ECOWAS statement said. For its part, "Guinea presented the recent developments in the transition process and also wished to have more time in relation to the 25 April deadline", in order to "allow for further consultations", the organisation added. [...] ECOWAS announced that it would send missions to the two countries before a forthcoming summit of heads of state, at unspecified dates. [...] The authorities of both countries have made it clear that they do not intend to submit to ECOWAS' demands, at the risk of being subjected to new sanctions.
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