West African leaders lift sanctions

2012-04-08 13:04

Abuja - West African leaders have lifted all sanctions imposed on Mali with immediate effect following accord on restoration of constitutional order, a statement from the regional body ECOWAS said on Sunday.

The consultations between Mali junta leaders and ECOWAS authorities "resulted in the signing of a framework agreement on Friday, 6 April 2012 for the restoration of constitutional order in Mali," ECOWAS said.