On 8 November, Journal du Cameroun and others reported that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has imposed sanctions on the transition authorities in Mali for failure to restore democratic rule in Mali.  The sanctions include a travel ban and a freeze on financial assets.  It also directed the President of the ECOWAS Commission to consider and propose additional sanctions at its next Ordinary Session on 12 December should the situation persist.

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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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