ECOWAS Confident Mali Election Will Be Peaceful

Malians head to the polls on Sunday


The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is confident that Mali's presidential election on Sunday will be peaceful and credible, says Sonny Ugoh, ECOWAS communications director.

"We have to encourage them to move in this [democratic] direction and subsequently, move in building national cohesion and restoring the country's credentials for democracy," Ugoh said, "and then moving on from there to address their economic challenges, some of the issues that have led to the previous situation that we had."