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US places sanctions on Mali coup leaders

2012-04-04 07:34

Washington - The Obama administration has issued travel restrictions for leaders of Mali's recent coup and says they should restore civilian rule immediately.

The State Department says coup leader Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo, some of his followers and their family members will not be allowed to travel to the US. Sanogo and other soldiers seized power in the African country on March 21.

A statement on Tuesday said the action is against "persons who block Mali's return to civilian rule and democratically elected government".

President Amadou Toumani Toure was scheduled to finish his term this month, and a new president was to have been elected. Soldiers said they overthrew the government because of Toure's handling of a northern insurgency.

Comments
  • J-Man - 2012-04-04 08:55

    Do they even *want* to travel to the US? Lame sanction if you ask me.

  • janzanele - 2012-04-04 09:04

    why is US want to control everything & everywhere,i'm tired of these Monopolism & Supremism by them it's annoying Iraq it's them with those British morons,Afgahanstan,libya now what next,why don't they go to Nigeria they know they meet they're match

      Samuel - 2012-04-04 11:54

      Exactly Cousin(Janzanele)... they should get their runny nose in Nigeria; they will get fixed!!!

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