Home WORLD AFRICA A Winnipegger of Malian origin reacts to the protests in Bamako

A Winnipegger of Malian origin reacts to the protests in Bamako

250
0

African Canadians are very concerned. They do not want Canada to be drawn into a dynamic that it does not control, he says.

According to him, the Malian community in Manitoba is rallying on the side of the junta, the group that has ruled the country since May 2021.

Mamadou Ndiaye has lived in Winnipeg for 11 years and runs a private consulting firm for the development of business relations between Canada and West Africa. He is very involved with the Association of Malians in Manitoba.

Sanctions due to postponed elections

Mali, which was due to hold elections next February, has decided to opt for a four-year transition to a democratic system.

Since then, the country has been under sanctions from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Many Malians gathered in Bamako to denounce these sanctions which have been in place since January 9.

Mali’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdoulaye Diop, posted photographs of Friday’s protest on Twitter.

ECOWAS. Malians want to be listened to, their sovereignty respected, peace, security, democracy and dialogue with the ECOWAS. No interference from abroad”,”text”:”Huge and peaceful protests in Mali against ECOWAS sanctions. Malians want to be listened to, their sovereignty respected, peace, security, democracy and dialogue with ECOWAS. No interference from abroad”}}”>Huge and peaceful demonstrations in Mali against the sanctions of the Economic Community of West African States. Malians want to be listened to, their sovereignty respected, peace, security, democracy and dialogue with the Economic Community of West African States. No foreign interference, he wrote.

Read:  Zelensky calls on Germany to tear down the new "wall" erected in Europe

Diaspora supports junta, says Ndiaye

The majority of Malians in Canada would support the junta, according to Mr. Ndiaye.

The junta is with the population. What we do not understand from the outside is that we believe that the junta has taken power, but [vendredi], tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Bamako to support her, he explains.

heads of state of ECOWAS were elected in the same way as those who were swept away in Mali. Often they change the constitutions to make more terms. They got together [pour imposer des sanctions], because they are afraid that what is happening in Mali will spread to them”,”text”:”The 15 heads of state of ECOWAS were elected in the same way as those who were swept away in Mali. Often they change the constitutions to make more terms. They got together [pour imposer des sanctions], because they are afraid that what is happening in Mali will spread to them”}}”>The 15 heads of state of Economic Community of West African States were elected in the same way as those who were swept away in Mali. Often they change the constitutions to make more terms. They got together [pour imposer des sanctions], because they are afraid that what is happening in Mali will spread to them, according to him.

Read:  Rohingya sue Facebook for $ 190 billion

The Winnipegger claims that the entire African Diaspora supports [la population malienne dans ses revendications].

Mr. Ndiaye deplores the intervention of other States in Malian politics, in particular that of France, which supports the sanctions of the Economic Community of West African States.

Let us, Malians, manage our problem. The whole problem comes from [l’ingérence]. »

A quote from Mamadou Ndiaye, Canadian of Malian origin and director of the consulting firm Catim

Mamadou Ndiaye wants Canada not to intervene in the conflict. He believes he has no interest in this one.

He hopes that Mali will achieve a transition to a more sustainable political system, a system that would rely on the decentralization of power.

Previous articleDonald Trump expected in front of his faithful in Arizona
Next articleAlec Baldwin turned his phone over to authorities for the investigation into the fatal shooting