Sport France and the EU support the West African penalties against the junta in Mali

18:40  11 january  2022
18:40  11 january  2022 Source:   france24.com

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The French President Emmanuel Macron says Tuesday the support of France and the EU to the sanctions taken by the West African leaders two days earlier against the junta in power in Mali .

France and the European Union support the "unpublished sanctions" taken on Sunday by the West African leaders against the junta in power in Mali, said Tuesday, January 11, President Emmanuel Macron.

"We support" the diplomatic and economic measures taken by the Economic Community of West African States (Cédéao) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) against Mali, Told the head of state during a press conference with the President of the European Council Charles Michel at the Elysee.

The Economic Community of West African States (Cédéao) has hit Sunday Sunday the Juntal Project to continue to lead the country for several years and the breach of its promise to hold on February 27 of the elections bringing the civilians at the country's leadership.

The effect of these resets on the junta but also on the population adds to the uncertainty of the following in a country at the heart of Sahelian instability, theater of two putsch since 2020.

with AFP

Penalties of Cédéao: Roads blocked on the border between Mali and Ivory Coast .
© Pierre Pinto / RFI Trucks are waiting to cross in the Ivorian village of Pogo on the border with Mali, this January 20, 2022 . Since January 9 the borders of Mali are closed. Cédéao sanctioned the Malian junta by imposing a blockade in the country. If the products of first necessities can enter Mali nothing else. With regard to passengers, the border is theoretically closed for almost two years and the beginning of the pandemic of Covid-19.

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