Thursday, June 13, 2024
HomeRegionalECOWAS lifts sanctions on Mali and Burkina Faso

ECOWAS lifts sanctions on Mali and Burkina Faso

– –

West African leaders have announced the lifting of economic sanctions on Mali amid progress by the coup leaders there to transition into civilian rule.

At their summit in Ghana’s capital, Accra the ECOWAS leaders expressed happiness at the new time table presented by Mali following months of negotiation.

The ECOWAS envoy to Mali, the former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan recommended for the lifting of sanctions, something the heads of state agreed to.

Mali per the new timetable will have to hold elections in 2024. ECOWAS Commission President Jean Claude Kassi Brou told journalists in Accra that the sanctions will be lifted immediately.

Borders with Mali will reopen and regional diplomats will return to Bamako.

– –

“However, the heads of state decided to maintain individual sanctions, and the suspension of Mali from ECOWAS, until the return to constitutional rule,” Kassi Brou said.

The individual sanctions targeted only members of the ruling junta and the transitional council.

Meanwhile ECOWAS leaders also accepted a proposal from the soldiers in Burkina Faso to restore constitutional order in 24 months after a proposed 36-month transition was earlier rejected.

Economic and financial sanctions on Burkina Faso were also lifted, he said.

– –

A three-year transition proposed by coup leaders who seized power in Guinea in September was however rejected.

The Guinea’s junta has now been asked to propose a new timeline by the end of July or face economic sanctions.

The heads of state also appointed Benin’s former president Yayi Boni as a new mediator and urged the Guinea junta to work with him and quickly propose a new timetable.

“Beyond that, economic sanctions will be imposed,” Kassi Brou said.


Source: Africa Feeds

Maravi Post Reporter
Maravi Post Reporter
Op-Ed Columnists, Opinion contributors and one submissions are posted under this Author. In our By-lines we still give Credit to the right Author. However we stand by all reports posted by Maravi Post Reporter.
- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Recent Comments

James Hastings Chidule on Malawi’ fistula recovery at 86%
WELLINGTON WITMAN MOSELIJAH LUNDUKA on The history of Ngoni Maseko in Malawi
Lisa Frank on Home
azw3 on Home
Define Regtech on Home
Tobias Kunkumbira on Malawi to roll out Typhoid vaccine
arena plus nba standings 2022 to 2023 ph on Home
David on Home
마산출장 on Home
Cristina Thomas on Home
Alicia Alvarado on Home
The History of online Casinos – Agora Poker – hao029 on The History of online Casinos
Five factors that will determine #NigeriaDecides2023 - NEWSCABAL on Leadership Is Difficult Because Governance Is Very Stubborn, By Owei Lakemfa
Asal Usul Texas Holdem Poker – Agora Poker – hao029 on The Origins of Texas Holdem Poker
Malawi has asked Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador - Techio on Malawi lawmaker Chomanika against Mike Tyson’s appointment as Cannabis Brand Ambassador over sex offence
Finley Mbella on Brand Chakwera leaks Part 1
Maria Eduarda Bernardo on The 2021 Guide to Trading Forex Online
Atsogo Kemso, Political Foot Soldier on Why MCP and UTM Alliance Will Fail
Em. Prof. Willem Van Cotthem - Ghent University, Belgium on Malawi army, National bank cover Chilumba barrack with trees
Christopher Murdock on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Samantha The Hammer on Why dating older woman is dangerous?