Mali: Political parties reject military’s five-year transition to democracy plan,

A significant coalition of political parties in Mali rejected the military-led government’s plans for a slow transition to democratic rule.

The military plan says the transition could take up to five years. Under its plan, a constitutional referendum would be held in 2023 and legislative elections in 2025. A presidential election would not take place until 2026. The junta called its proposal ”appropriate to conduct the political and institutional reforms.” […]

In Germany, the parliamentary commissioner for the armed forces Eva Högl said the Bundeswehr, or German army, should evaluate its role in Mali and consider ending its military operations there.

The Bundeswehr has just over 1,350 soldiers in Mali involved in the UN mission and the EU training mission. Läs artikel