The overthrow of the Mali government by mutinous members of the army on Wednesday has been strongly condemned by the United Nations.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the immediate restoration of constitutional rule in Mali.
The whereabouts of democratically elected President Amadou Toumani Touré is still unknown since the soldiers took power, detained government officials and imposed a curfew.
The coup d’état is likely to affect elections scheduled for 29 April.
Derrick Mbatha reports on the UN’s reaction to the coup.