July 3, 2022

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West African leaders accept “very tough” sanctions

West African leaders in Agra on Sunday decided to close Mali’s borders and impose sanctions on the country.Very difficult“Allowing military rule to fail to respect the February deadline for elections to bring civilians back to power.

Heads of state and government leaders of the West African Economic Community (ECOWAS), which sits behind closed doors in the Ghanaian capital, have decided to close borders with Mali within the sub-region. A press release read at the end of the summit.

The Central Bank of the West African States (BCEAO) decided to freeze Mali’s assets and suspend financial aid. They will commemorate the scene of the first two military coups in 2020 and the ambassadors of member states to Mali in the grip of a deeper security crisis.

ECOWAS leaders immediately endorsed the actions taken at the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) summit, while the participant in the summit spoke about the measures anonymously.Very difficult“.

All UEMOA countries are members of ECOWAS.

These sanctions are far more severe than those adopted after the first regime in August 2020.


read more: Mali: The regime proposes a new timetable to restore power to its citizens


The military junta says today that presidential and legislative elections will not be held until the end of February. Authorities are calling for continued insecurity in the country, which has been plagued by all forms of violence, jihadists, racism and villainy.

Recently, the jury asked for a change of up to five years, which is an unacceptable delay for ECOWAS.

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Since the coup was reinforced in August 2021, May 2021, Colonel Azimi succeeded Koita as president.Change“, ECOWAS is pressuring citizens to return soon.

“Fun”

Sensing West Africa’s anger, the military junta sent two government ministers to Agra on Saturday to submit a revised timetable.

Mali’s counter-proposal is a four-year change. This is ridiculous“A senior Ghanaian official, whose country is currently the head of ECOWAS, spoke anonymously.

For a company whose credibility is at risk, it is a question of protecting its core management principles, preventing the spread of trust and controlling regional instability.

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