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UN chief urges Mali gov’t to announce ‘acceptable’ vote timetable (Al Jazeera)

The United Nations chief has called on Mali’s ruling military to announce an election timetable amid anger about its suggestion of staying in power for five years before holding a vote.

“It is absolutely essential that the government of Mali present an acceptable election timetable,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters on Thursday. He said he hoped to “get in contact quickly” with the military.

UN chief urges Mali gov’t to announce ‘acceptable’ vote timetable | European Union News | Al Jazeera

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Mali’s ruler urges ECOWAS to reconsider ‘inhumane’ sanctions (Al Jazeera)

Mali’s military ruler Assimi Goita has said Bamako is open to dialogue after the 15-member West African economic bloc, ECOWAS, imposed additional sanctions on the troubled Sahel country over delayed elections.

Military commander Goita seized power last May – the second time within a year – attracting sanctions from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Mali’s ruler urges ECOWAS to reconsider ‘inhumane’ sanctions | News | Al Jazeera

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Mali

Mali ‘strongly condemns’ ECOWAS sanctions; closes land borders (Al Jazeera)

Mali’s military-dominated government has “strongly” condemned “illegal” sanctions imposed on the country by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), adding that it has closed its land borders “with the states concerned”.

On Sunday, ECOWAS and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) imposed a raft of economic and diplomatic sanctions in response to Malian military leaders’ desire to push back elections until 2025.

Mali ‘strongly condemns’ ECOWAS sanctions; closes land borders | News | Al Jazeera

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Mali

West Africa bloc ECOWAS hits Mali with sanctions after poll delay (Al Jazeera)

West Africa’s main regional bloc will close borders with Mali and impose sweeping economic sanctions in response to delays holding promised elections after a 2020 military coup, the bloc has said.

The announcement on Sunday followed an extraordinary summit of the leaders of the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the Ghanaian capital Accra to discuss a proposal from Mali’s transitional authorities to hold elections in December 2025 instead of next month as originally agreed.

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Mali

West African leaders to discuss Mali crisis after coup d’etat (Al Jazeera)

West African leaders are gathering to discuss Mali’s political crisis with the military government about submitting a new timeframe for a transition back to civilian rule at the last minute after its first proposal was rejected.

The extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) bloc on Sunday in Ghana’s capital Accra is expected to discuss possible sanctions on the Sahel state over potentially delayed elections, among other issues.

West African leaders to discuss Mali crisis after coup d’etat | Military News | Al Jazeera

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Mali Russia

Russian troops deploy to Mali’s Timbuktu after French exit (Al Jazeera)

Mali’s army spokesperson has said Russian soldiers have deployed to the northern city of Timbuktu to train Malian forces at a base vacated by French troops last month amid persistent insecurity in a country where large swaths of territory are out of the government’s control.

Russian troops deploy to Mali’s Timbuktu after French exit | News | Al Jazeera

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Mali

Can democracy return to Mali? (Al Jazeera)

Mali was supposed to hold presidential and parliamentary elections next month but the military-led government has pushed that back by up to five years.

Army Colonel Assimi Goita, who staged two coups in less than a year, has blamed continuing insecurity in northern Mali.

Major political parties have condemned the delay, and the West Africa regional bloc ECOWAS is threatening to impose more sanctions on military leaders if a democratic transition does not happen soon.

What happens now? Can Mali return to the path to civilian rule?

Presenter: Dareen Abughaida

Guests:

Ornella Moderan – Head of Sahel Programme, Institute for Security Studies

Emmanuel Kwesi Aning – Director of research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center

Signe Cold-Ravnkilde – Senior Researcher, Security and Development, Danish Institute for International Studies

Can democracy return to Mali? | Politics | Al Jazeera

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Mali

Mali opposition rejects election delay in new transition plan (Al Jazeera)

A major coalition of political parties in Mali has rejected the military-dominated government’s plan to extend a transition period for up to five years before the country returns to democratic rule.

The coalition, known as the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), said in a statement on Sunday that the “unilateral and unreasonable” timetable was in violation of the transition charter “and cannot in any way be the deep desire of the Malian people”.

Mali opposition rejects election delay in new transition plan | News | Al Jazeera

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AGOA Ethiopia Guinea Mali USA

US removes Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from AGOA trade programme (Al Jazeera)

The United States has cut Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea out of a duty-free trade programme over alleged human rights violations and recent coups.

In a statement on Saturday, the US Trade Representative (USTR) said it terminated the three countries from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) “due to actions taken by each of their governments in violation of the AGOA Statute”.

US removes Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from AGOA trade programme | Conflict News | Al Jazeera

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