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ECOWAS Delegation Turns Back from Mali

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A delegation of West African presidents has abandoned plans to meet with Mali’s junta leaders following pro-coup protests at the airport and in the capital. The delegation from the regional bloc ECOWAS was scheduled to meet Thursday in Mali’s capital, Bamako, to press for a deal restoring constitutional rule. An advisor to Ivorian President Alassane […]

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ECOWAS Delegation Turned Back from Mali

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A delegation of West African presidents has abandoned plans to meet with Mali’s junta leaders following reports of pro-coup protests at the airport and in the capital. The delegation from the regional bloc ECOWAS, which included the leaders of Ivory Coast, Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso, was scheduled to meet Thursday in Mali’s capital, Bamako, […]

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Mali’s Deposed Leader Speaks

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Mali’s deposed leader Amadou Toumani Touré finally broke his silence Wednesday, reassuring the public that he is not in detention. In phone calls with reporters from an undisclosed location, Touré said he is in Mali and is free. He told the French news agency that he is in the capital, Bamako. He said it is […]

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Malians Split Over Junta as Opposition Abroad Mounts

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people marched in Mali’s capital Wednesday to show support for the country’s military junta, even as international opposition mounts against the coup leaders. Malians appear divided about last week’s coup, which has drawn international condemnation and demands for the restoration of constitutional order. In the latest response to the coup, the Economic Community […]

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ECOWAS Threatens Sanctions, Military Intervention in Mali

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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The West African group ECOWAS is threatening sanctions and a possible military response to the coup by renegade soldiers last week in Mali. ECOWAS said Tuesday it would send a delegation of at least five heads of state within the next 48 hours to try to negotiate a return to the country’s constitutional, elected leadership. […]

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ECOWAS Threatens Sanctions, Military Intervention in Mali

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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The West African group ECOWAS is threatening sanctions and a possible military response to the coup by renegade soldiers last week in Mali. ECOWAS said Tuesday it would send a delegation of at least five heads of state within the next 48 hours to try to negotiate a return to the country’s constitutional, elected leadership. […]

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ECOWAS Threatens Sanctions, Military Invervention in Mali

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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The West African group ECOWAS is threatening sanctions and a possible military response to the coup by renegade soldiers last week in Mali. ECOWAS said Tuesday it would send a delegation of at least five heads of state within the next 48 hours to try to negotiate a return to the country’s constitutional, elected leadership. […]

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ECOWAS Suspends Mali’s Membership Over Coup

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A West African regional group has suspended Mali’s membership and will send at least five heads of state to the country in response to a coup carried out by renegade soldiers last week. Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, chair of the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, called an emergency meeting Tuesday in […]

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ECOWAS Suspends Mali’s Membership Over Coup

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A West African regional group has suspended Mali’s membership and will send a delegation to the country in response to a coup carried out by renegade soldiers last week. Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, chair of the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, called an emergency meeting Tuesday in Abidjan. Afterward, representatives of 15 […]

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ECOWAS Suspends Mali’s Membership Over Coup

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A West African regional group has suspended Mali’s membership in response to a coup carried out by renegade soldiers last week. Representatives of 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, held an emergency meeting Tuesday in Ivory Coast. President Alassane Ouattara, who chairs ECOWAS, told the representatives the group […]

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