Mali has been kicked out of the African Union, a few days after it was shown the door by the Economic Community of West African States after colonel Asimi Goita led a second coup and took over power unconstitutionally.
Goita is the gunman that led a coup that toppled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita nine months ago before getting into government as vice-President.
With power vested in the army which towered over a civilian transitional government, Goita flexed his muscle when he arrested the president, prime minister and defense minister for skipping two soldiers in their new government.
Mali has also been threatened with sanctions as its politicians in the pan-African parliament have been having a tough time.
Popular Democratic Movement’s McHenry Venaani slammed Malian law makers and the rest of the Francophone for seeking to lead democratic countries when their home-countries were led by coup plotters.
The AU “decides… to immediately suspend the Republic of Mali from participation in all activities of the African Union, its organs and institutions, until normal constitutional order has been restored in the country”, the body’s Peace and Security Council said in a statement late Tuesday.