Inside Story

Mali coup leaders’ road map back to democracy suffers setback

The M5-RFP coalition that recently led anti-government protests rejects a political charter presented by military.

The M5-RFP coalition that led anti-government protests before last month’s coup has rejected a political charter revealed by the ruling military leaders.

It includes a military or civilian-led transitional government that would be in place until elections are held in 18 months.

But M5-RFP and West Africa regional bloc ECOWAS insist only a civilian can take charge of the transition.

Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Mohamed Salaha – Malian journalist and Sahel specialist

Marie-Roger Biloa – president and CEO of Africa International Media Group

Manu Lekunze – fellow in politics and international relations at University of Aberdeen