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AU Sanctions Mali Coup Chief, Allies

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union has imposed sanctions against the leader of Mali’s military coup and allies the bloc says are helping prevent the return of constitutional order. Commissioner Ramtane Lamamra said the AU has imposed a travel ban and asset freeze against junta leader Captain Amadou Sanogo and his associates effective immediately. He said the AU […]

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UN Holds Urgent Talks on Mali Crisis

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council is holding an emergency meeting on Mali Tuesday, as military coup leaders remain in power and West African nations levy diplomatic and financial sanctions on the country. Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, decided Monday to close all borders between Mali and member states, and […]

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West African Leaders Impose Sanctions on Mali

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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West African countries have imposed sanctions on Mali, where coup leaders are vowing to restore civilian rule but so far remain in power. Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, decided Monday to implement the diplomatic and financial sanctions immediately. The group closed all borders between Mali and member states, and […]

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West African Leaders Impose Sanctions on Mali

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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West African countries have imposed sanctions on Mali, where coup leaders are vowing to restore civilian rule but so far remain in power. Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, decided Monday to implement the diplomatic and financial sanctions with immediate effect. The heads of state met in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, […]

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West Africa to Discuss Sanctions on Mali

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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West African leaders meet Monday to discuss possible sanctions on Mali, where coup leaders have vowed to restore civilian rule but remain in power. Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, are scheduled to meet in Senegal following the expiration of a 72-hour deadline for military junta leaders to restore democracy. On […]

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West African Leaders to Meet on Mali, Impose Sanctions

Posted April 2nd, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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West African leaders plan to hold an emergency meeting Monday on the political situation in Mali, where the head of a military coup has vowed to restore civilian rule. Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, are scheduled to meet in Senegal after the bloc dismissed the coup leader’s announcement Sunday restoring […]

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Mali Junta ‘Restores’ Constitution; Rebels Sweep North

Posted April 1st, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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West African leaders plan to hold an emergency summit Monday in Senegal on the rapidly changing situation in Mali, where the military seized power in a coup last month. Leaders of the military coup and Tuareg rebels fighting for an independent homeland in northern Mali are vying for power in the country. The rebels have […]

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Mali Junta ‘Restores’ Constitution; Rebels Sweep North

Posted April 1st, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Events in Mali are changing rapidly as the military junta says it has restored the constitution and Tuareg rebels complete their sweep of major northern cities. During a news conference near the capital, Bamoko, Captain Amadou Sanogo read a brief statement saying he had restored the last constitution, which was adopted in 1992. He also […]

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Mali’s Coup Leader: Constitution Has Been Reinstated

Posted April 1st, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Mali’s coup leader says he has reinstated the country’s constitution, a day before harsh economic sanctions were to be imposed if constitutional order was not restored. During a news conference near the capital, Bamoko on Sunday, Captain Amadou Sanogo read a brief statement saying he had restored the state’s previous constitution, which was adopted in […]

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Rebels Make Advances on Timbuktu in Mali

Posted April 1st, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Mali say rebels are making advances on the historic town of Timbuktu. Gunfire has been heard in the area Sunday. Timbuktu is the last of three key northern cities targeted by Tuareg rebels. The rebels secured the city of Gao late Saturday after the Malian army ceased a day-long gun battle with rebels, […]

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