After the unsuccessful attempts of the Togolese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Robert Dusseyand the Senegalese Head of State Macky Sallwho is also the current chairman of the African Union (AU), is au turn of Ivorian religious dignitaries to intercede in favor of the 49 soldiers arrested on July 10 in Mali. Charged with “attempting to undermine state security”, the latter were imprisoned in Bamako.
Côte d’Ivoire-Mali: the difficult mediation of the UN for the release of Ivorian soldiers
The delegation, which arrived on August 20 and is made up of around thirty people, is led by Imam Cheick Malick Konate, Guide to the Islamic, Spiritual Think Tank et esoteric (Gray). The preacher of growing authority, a disciple of Cheick Ibrahim Sonta, late Caliph General of the Tidjanes in Côte d’Ivoire, preaches in a mosque in Cocody, Abidjan. During his visit, he notably met the Imam Cherif Ousmane Madani Haidara, very influential Malikite preacher who chairs the High Islamic Council (HCI) of Mali.