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Ecowas Mali

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

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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ECOWAS/Guinea/Mali

ECOWAS resorts to sanctions over Guinea and Mali coups (Al Jazeera)

The move on Thursday was agreed at an emergency summit of the Economic Community of West African States in Accra [Kweku Obeng/Reuters]

The move on Thursday was agreed at an emergency summit of the Economic Community of West African States in Accra [Kweku Obeng/Reuters]

West Africa’s main regional bloc has imposed sanctions against the military government in Guinea and those slowing Mali’s post-coup transition – its toughest response yet to a run of military takeovers.

The move on Thursday was agreed at an emergency summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Accra to respond to last week’s putsch in Guinea and perceived slow progress towards constitutional rule in Mali following a coup last year.

ECOWAS resorts to sanctions over Guinea and Mali coups | Guinea News | Al Jazeera