West African nations sever links with Mali over election delay
10 January 2022 | 1:56 pm
West African nations will close their borders with Mali, sever diplomatic ties and impose tough economic sanctions in response to its delay in holding elections following a 2020 military coup, the 15-state regional bloc said on Sunday.
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