Breaking: ECOWAS lifts sanctions on Mali

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has lifted post-coup sanctions against Mali.

The 15-nation-member of ECOWAS slapped sanctions on Mali after the August 18 military coup, which toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

The sanctions “will be lifted when a civilian prime minister is named,” ECOWAS Commission President Jean-Claude Kassi Brou had earlier stated.

Mali’s junta last week removed a major obstacle to the lifting of ECOWAS sanctions.

It took out a major prerogative devolved to their transition leader who is supposed to bring civilians back to power in the country.

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