The junta that seized power in Mali wants a military-led transitional body to rule for three years and has accepted that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita returns home.

Iran PressAfrica: The junta has affirmed that it wants a three-year transition to review the foundations of the Malian state. This transition will be directed by a body led by a soldier, who will also be head of state," a source in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) delegation in capital Bamako told AFP.

The council also agreed to let ousted President Ibrahim Boubaker Keita to return home or travel abroad for medical treatment.

Prime Minister Boubou Cisse, who has been detained with Keita at a military base outside the capital where the coup began, would be moved to a secure residence in the city, the source said.

Mali witnessed a military coup on Tuesday (August 18th).

Ibrahim Boubaker Keita also resigned and dissolved Mali's parliament.

The United Nations, the European Union, and the African Union have condemned the coup and called for the release of senior Mali officials.

Mali has been plagued by insecurity since 2012 and the rise of terrorist groups.


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