UN chief calls for adequate Mali election timetable

Ecowas has imposed tough sanctions on Mali

Ecowas has imposed tough sanctions on Mali

António Guterres, UN Secretary General says it’s “absolutely essential” for Mali’s military leaders to declare an bearable agenda for civilian elections.

Mr Guterres said he was working with the West African regional bloc, Ecowas, and the African Union to generate conditions that could give way for Mali to embrace a acceptable position for a fast changeover.

He said he as well expect to speak shortly with the Malian government.

Ecowas has enforced tough ban on Mali following the military government announcement of a long delay to the elections formally organized for February.

This comprises a range of trade penalties and land and air border shutdowns.

The European Union on Thursday as well said it would enforce sanctions on Mali.


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