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ECOWAS suspends Mali over second coup in nine months

ECOWAS suspends Mali over second coup in nine months

West African leaders condemn coup and call for a return to democracy, but stop short of imposing new sanctions.

West African leaders have suspended Mali from their regional bloc in response to last week’s coup but stopped short of imposing new sanctions.

 

Leaders of the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held an emergency summit in Ghana’s capital, Accra on Sunday to agree to a response to the Malian military’s toppling of a president and prime minister for the second time in nine months. Al Jazeera

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