France declares support for ECOWAS’ tough sanctions against Mali

France has thrown support behind regional bloc, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) following a decision taken by the bloc to hit Mali with ‘final’ tough sanctions for delays in elections.   Recall that, ECOWAS, after an earlier extra-ordinary meeting in Accra Ghana on Sunday issued ‘final’ sanctions against Mali after the Junta proposed […]

Mali’s Junta responds to ECOWAS, closes borders “on the basis of reciprocity”

Mali’s transitional leadership has responded to the tough sanctions issued by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) during an extra-ordinary meeting in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Recall that, the regional body released new set of sanctions on Sunday with directives to member states to close all land and air borders with Mali, […]

ECOWAS hits Mali with ‘final’ tough sanctions as junta proposed 5years mandate

West Africa’s regional bloc, ECOWAS has pulled what seems to be a final plug on Mali with heavy sanctions as the Country’s junta proposed to extend transitional period by five (5) years against the demands of ECOWAS that, elections should be held in February 2022. In an extraordinary summit held in Accra Ghana on Sunday, […]

Mali’s Junta snubs ECOWAS, extends transitional period to five years

Recall that, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) earlier instructed Mali’s transitional leadership to organize elections by the 27th of February 2022. The regional bloc also directed the junta to make commitment by January 2022 or face further sanctions for violations. The junta organized a four-day forum themed the “National Conference on Reform” […]

West Africa’s regional bloc, ECOWAS imposes new sanctions on Mali’s transitional leaders

West Africa’s regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has imposed new sanctions on the leaders of Mali’s transitional government over delays in processes to return the country to constitutional rule after the coup which toppled the regime of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August 2020. A communique from the regional body’s […]