Flags of ECOWAS member states (photo credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty) ECOWAS sets deadlines for Burkina Faso, Mali, and Guinea for a return to civilian rule
28 March
Flag of Mali (Photo credit: Flickr) In Mali, parliament approves five-year democratic transition plan
22 February
Interim president Colonel Assimi Goita (photo credit: Reuters / Amadou Keita) In Mali, military authorities propose 5-year extension of transition period
7 January
Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, leader of the Guinea coup (photo credit: France 24 / James André) Op-Ed: Denounce Guinea’s coup—and incumbent leaders’ abuses of power
22 September 2021
 Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of Malian military junta (photo credit: ORTM TV via AP) Mali's constitutional court names junta leader as interim president
1 June 2021