The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have failed to persuade leaders of a military coup in Mali to pushed for a swift transition back to civilian rule.
West African mediators on Tuesday told the Malian military to hand over power to civilians.
“We have not reached any agreement with the military junta,” said Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo, acting ECOWAS chair, after the talks.
He said that a mediating mission would return to Mali next week to try to resolve outstanding issues.
The Chairman and Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, gave the warning in Accra.
The meeting which was moderated by the Chairman of the regional block President Nana Akufo-Addo brought some West African Heads of State including Alassane Dramane Ouattara, former president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan and the Togolese Faure Gnassingbe.
Regional powers worried that political instability will undermine a years-long fight against armed groups across West Africa.
ECOWAS had imposed economic sanctions after the ouster of President Ibrahim Keita.