On Monday, military in Mali detained the president and prime minister of the interim government. The UN mission in Mali has demanded an immediate release of President Bah Ndaw and PM Moctar Ouane, after reports that they were detained by soldiers.
The MINUSMA mission said on Twitter that those who hold the leaders will have to answer for their actions.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for calm and for Mali’s civilian leaders to be released.
“I am deeply concerned by news of detention of civilian leaders of the Malian transition,” Guterres said on Twitter. “I call for calm & their unconditional release.”
“What happened was grave and serious and we are ready to consider necessary measures,” EU Council President Charles Michel remarked.