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ECOWAS suspends Mali, imposes sanctions

by Kunle Awosiyan

The Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS has announced the suspension of Mali from the bloc

The sub-regional body in a statement on Wednesday said its members would close land and air borders to Mali and pledge to demand sanctions against the coup leaders, their partners and collaborators..

The 15-nation bloc also said that it would suspend the country from its internal decision-making bodies.

Mali has been in the grip of a deep political impasse since June, with President Keita facing increasingly strident demands for his resignation by the oppos

Recall that leaders from the ECOWAS states had initiated efforts to avoid chaos the unstable West African state

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