Namibia on Thursday said it condemns in the strongest possible terms the coup d’état in Mali, on Tuesday, 18 August 2020, by elements of the military. The Namibia press agency reports that in a statement, the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation noted that the “coup d’état constitutes a violation of the principles of the African Union and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, which call for the condemnation and rejection of unconstitutional changes of governments”. Furthermore, the ministry added that the coup d’état is contrary to the African Union’s solemn commitment of ‘Silencing the Guns in Africa by 2020’ as one of the flagship projects of Agenda 2063.