Coup: ECOWAS Suspends Mali

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The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has suspended Mali membership following the arrest of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse.

The decision is coming amid jubilation in Mali after soldiers detained the president.

ECOWAS in a statement also closed borders of its member States’ with the country.

The statement read in part: “Also all financial flows between its fifteen members and Mali will be suspended.

“Mali is also suspended from its decision-making bodies.

“It called on the ECOWAS commission to impose sanctions on the “putschists and their partners and collaborators.”

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