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Mali under embargo: Why is regional bloc ECOWAS coming down hard on junta?

By France24
12 January 2022   |   2:45 pm
Why are Mali's neighbours coming down hard? A harsh embargo has been decided after coup leaders in that landlocked West African state reneged on their promise of a quick return to civilian rule. How harsh? We talk border closures and trade embargoes. It's not as if the region has never seen a putsch before: look no further than neighbouring Guinea.

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