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World ECOWAS concludes the limits to Mali

22:11  09 january  2022
22:11  09 january  2022 Source:   dw.com

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The heads of state and government of West Africa impose hard sanctions against the crisis of Mali. The local junta wants to postpone the election term scheduled for February for years.

Militärs von Burkina Faso an der Grenze zu Mali (Archivbild) © Michele Cattani / AFP / Getty Images Military of Burkina Faso on the border with Mali (archive image)

on a special summit in Ghana's capital ACCRA has the Western African states (ECOWAS) "very hard sanctions" against Mali for delayed elections imposed. Thus, the limits to the Sahel State are to be closed and far-reaching economic sentences apply. The ECOWAS demands from Mali to comply with the planned election date in February. However, the junta there does not want to set an election date after a nationwide conference. A peaceful vote is "more important than a quick choice".

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The meeting went to the recovery of civilian rule in Mali for months for the schedule. Malis Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop had suggested one up to five years long transition phase at the end of December. However, the ECOWAS has asked military leadership to revise this plan, the Foreign Minister explained.

"This is a joke"

On Saturday, the junta then presented a new schedule with a four-year transitional phase. "That's a joke," said a high-ranking official from Ghana, which currently holds the ECOWAS chairmanship. The West African community has already imposed travel bans against the Malian Junta and frozen the financial assets of all members and their families.

Der Einfluss Russlands in Mali führt zu Irritationen bei den Missionen von UN und EU © Nicolas Remene / Le Pictory / Imago Images The influence of Russia in Mali leads to irritation of the Missions of UN and EU

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after the fall of the democratically elected President Malis had promised Putschi Guide Assimi Goita to re-democratically govern the country democratically. . However, a few months later he passed a second coup d'état, put the chosen civilian transitional leaders and himself as president.

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of the crisis State Mali, where soldiers of the Bundeswehr have been in use, has experienced three military coups since 2012 and is politically unstable. The interim government had recently admitted the presence of Russian instructors in the country and emphasized to have them equipped with the same mandate as the EU training mission EUTM.

Germany, France, Great Britain and other countries, they had accused to have brought Mercenaries of the Russian company Wagner to the country. The Bundeswehr is in Mali with a good 1350 soldiers as part of the EUTM and the UN Peace Mission Minusma in use.

RB / UH (AFP, AP, DPA, Reuters)

Burkina Faso: Four French soldiers of the Barkhan Force injured .
The soldiers were injured after the passage of their vehicle on an explosive gear in the north of the country.

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