WEST AFRICA BLOC ECOWAS LIFTS POST-COUP SANCTIONS AGAINST MALI

On 6 October, Yahoo News and others reported that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has announced that it was ending sanctions imposed against Mali after a military coup in August, saying it wished to back the return to civilian rule.  The 15-nation group had imposed tough sanctions against one of Africa’s poorest countries after President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was ousted following mass protests.  The ECOWAS sanctions, imposed on August 20, included border closures and a ban on commercial trade and financial flows but not basic necessities, drugs, equipment to fight coronavirus, fuel or electricity.

https://news.yahoo.com/west-africa-bloc-ecowas-lifts-132842592.html

https://www.africanews.com/2020/10/06/ecowas-lifts-mali-sanctions/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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