West Africa delegation in Mali after military coup

Mediator: Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, pictured in Bamako during a contact mission on July 23. AFP/MICHELE CATTANI

Members of the rebels’ junta seized power on Tuesday and ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

A delegation of West African leaders headed by former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan arrived in the Malian capital Bamako on Saturday on a mission to restore order after a military coup.

The envoys were greeted by members of the junta which seized power on Tuesday and ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who is now being held by the rebel soldiers in an army camp.

More developments to follow.

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