West Africa bloc slaps sanctions on individual Mali junta members

AFP , Monday 8 Nov 2021

The West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Sunday announced sanctions including travel bans and assets freezes against individual members of the military junta ruling Mali since an August 2020 military takeover.

 Ismael Wague
File Photo: Malian Air Force deputy chief of staff Ismael Wague speaks during a press conference on August 19, 2020. AFP

The Economic Community of West African States "has decided to sanction all those implicated in the delay" in organising elections set for February 27 in Mali, ECOWAS Commission President Jean-Claude Kassi Brou said after a summit of the 15-nation group.

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