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African Union slaps sanctions on Mali

2012-04-03 18:57

Addis Ababa - The AU has imposed sanctions on Mali's military coup leader and his allies, who are preventing a return to constitutional order in the West African nation.

"[The African Union decides] to impose with immediate effect a travel ban and asset freeze to the leader of the military junta, as well as entities contributing to impeding the return of constitutional order in Mali," Ramtane Lamamra, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, told journalists following a meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Lamamra also said the AU endorsed the decision by Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) member states to activate their standby force.

Comments
  • Lacrimose - 2012-04-03 19:59

    Intriguing - swift(ish) response to disruption of "constitutional order" in Mali, but still, after all these years, zip, nada, niks, on Zimbabwe.

      zaatheist - 2012-04-03 20:20

      My thoughts exactly.

  • lavida.locca - 2012-04-03 20:33

    It might be a great move by AU but it would have been greater if there a engagement from the Junta side....poor people of Mali are going to sufer because of one person who made a stupid decision ....i don't think its fair for people of Mali....dictating from are far it makes things worse for Malians

  • lavida.locca - 2012-04-03 20:33

    It might be a great move by AU but it would have been greater if there a engagement from the Junta side....poor people of Mali are going to sufer because of one person who made a stupid decision ....i don't think its fair for people of Mali....dictating from are far it makes things worse for Malians

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