Good news for Mali: Ordinary session of ECOWAS Heads of State in Accra lift economic sanctions against Mali

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61st Ordinary session of ECOWAS Heads of State in Accra (Ghana)

Accra, Ghana
The 61st Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held on July 3 in Accra, Ghana takes important decisions:First of all, the economic sanctions imposed by ECOWAS against Mali since January 9, 2022 have been lifted. However, ECOWAS maintains individual sanctions against certain leaders of the junta and the suspension of Mali from the institution until the return to constitutional order. In accordance with the charter, the participation of the transitional authorities in the next presidential election won’t be possible. On the other Hand, ECOWAS validates the new calendar proposing a transition period until March 2024. Finally, the Heads of State of the West African Organization have decided to reopen the air and land borders of the other ECOWAS member countries with Mali.
Editor: Y. Maiga

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