UN reacts after Mali junta's decision to ban political activities

UN reacts after Mali junta’s decision to ban political activities

The United Nations has called on Malian authorities to reverse their decision to ban all political activity in this West African country.

“We are deeply concerned by the decree suspending the activities of political parties and other civic associations,” the UN has said in a statement posted on X, formerly Twitter.

Opposition groups have also been critical of the move by the military authorities, which have been in power since a 2020 coup.

It has further inflamed tensions that have been growing since the junta broke its promise to hold presidential elections in February.

A few civil society and opposition groups called for demonstrations on Thursday, but they were banned. They also called for weekend protests.

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