Prez Akufo-Addo to embark on an international trip despite the closure of borders

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President Akufo -Addo will be embarking on his first foreign travel in a long while after the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus.

This announcement was relayed by the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, in an interview with Joy FM.

According to the Minister, the president has been invited by the African Union to go hep mediate peace talks with the people and government of Mali despite the closure of the nation’s borders.

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He will be accompanied by other West African presidents including presidents of Niger, Ivory Coast and Senegal.

“The president will be leaving on Thursday for Mali. He has been requested by the African Union to go mediate peace talks in Mali. He has been sent to goresolve some of the polotical tensions in that country together with other west African presidents,” Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said.

However, ECOWAS has said it will not support the removal of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

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Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan who led an ECOWAS delegation to Mali said leaders must be elected and they should leave under constitutional processes otherwise there would be what he called “Banana Republics all over”.

Mr Jonathan said ECOWAS cannot preside over the removal of an elected president, adding that not even the African Union or the United Nations can do so.

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