Mali’s former Defence Minister, Ba N’Daou, has been sworn in as President of the transition government.
They will lead Mali until the election of a new administration.
Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, was in attendance.
“Today, we witnessed the swearing-in of His Excellency Mr. Ba N’Daou and Colonel Assimi Goita as President and Vice President of Mali’s Transition Govt. The #Ecowas mediation team congratulates these new Malian leaders and wish them success”, he tweeted.
Regional body ECOWAS had imposed border closure against the country.
The sanctions which included the suspension of financial flows are expected to be lifted with a civilian leadership now in place.