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It's a real quarantine. Faced with the obstinacy of the Malian junta led by Colonel Assi-Mi Goïta not to organize an independent election on February 27, which would have reduced civilians to power, the Economic Community of the States of Africa. West (Cédéao) has released heavy artillery. On January 10, this body that brings together fifteen countries decided to close the borders with Mali in its space and to suspend trade other than essential products. Cédéao has also made the choice to cut financial aid and freeze the assets of Mali at the Central Bank of West African States.

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future sanctions from the EU?

A screw turn that will not without effect. According to a Cédéao document dated 8 January, these funds represent 430 million euros. "The Cédéao did not have trembling hand, analyzes an African diplomat. The heads of neighboring states even made decisions that may be contrary to their own interests, like Senegal, whose port of Dakar lives for More than 50% of products for Mali. " Member countries also recalled their ambassadors in Bamako. Paris, Washington and Brussels announced that they supported these sanctions.

The European Union has also at the end of December, frozen the assets and pronounced visa bans against members of the Russian Militia Wagner presents in Mali. And it does not impart the possibility of taking restrictive measures. "By early February, the European Union will most likely have taken a battery of various penalties against the Malian junta," we support at the Orsay dock.

Mali attacks leave 16 soldiers dead .
Twin attacks in Mali this week have killed 16 soldiers and wounded 18, the army said late Tuesday, in the latest violence sweeping the Sahel state. The statement lifted the casualty toll of four soldiers dead and 17 injured in separate attacks Monday in the northeast and centre of the conflict-torn country. Thirty-seven "terrorists" were also killed during the attacks, and weapons and munitions captured, the army said. The Islamic State groupThe statement lifted the casualty toll of four soldiers dead and 17 injured in separate attacks Monday in the northeast and centre of the conflict-torn country.

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