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West Africa turns to sanctions as putschists consolidate power in Guinea, Mali

West African leaders’ assembly in Ghana's capital on Thursday imposed a tour ban and asset freeze on Guinea's navy rulers, the bloc's toughest reaction yet to a spate of coups in the region.

The ECOWAS sanctions additionally make bigger to family contributors of the junta leaders.

The bloc additionally demanded a short go back to civilian rule.

The demand got here after a summit of the 15-nation nearby institution to decide a way to respond to the September 5 ouster of president Alpha Conde through special forces troops commanded by way of Col. Mamady Doumbouya.

The bloc also piled more stress on Mali’s transitional government, annoying they persist with a settlement to organize elections subsequent February. It introduced sanctions on the ones it said have been irritating efforts for a return to constitutional rule.

Image: Sunday Alamba/Copyright 2021 The Associated Press

In may also, Mali junta chief Colonel Assimi Goita staged any other coup, deposing a transitional management in which he was vice president.

He has pledged to stick to the antique transition time table but his government has been accused of dragging its feet on efforts to reap civilian rule.

"Because they (ECOWAS head of states) are concerned about the slow progress in the preparation of the election, they decided to impose sanctions on those who have negative impact in the implementation of the transition, on the transition electoral process," Brou said.

Guinea's junta turned into because of hold its last day of consultations on the destiny of the country in Conakry on Friday. Alpha Conde's ouster has received political backing at home but courted global condemnation.

There was no immediate reaction from Mali on ECOWAS' new measures.


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