Thae borders were closed after a coup this week

The army officers that seized control in Mali have announced that land and air borders will be reopened on Friday.

Thae borders were closed after a coup this week.

The coup leaders have also said they are in contact with opposition groups about starting the process of appointing a transitional president.

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West African leaders have continued to call for the ousted president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, to be reinstated immediately.

The regional bloc Ecowas says it is sending envoys to Mali to ensure the return of constitutional order.

The opposition has called for a rally on Friday in support of the coup.