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Mali braced for military intervention amid fears it could become ‘next Somalia’ | guardian.co.uk

Up to 5,000 troops from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) could be deployed in the coming days to combat Islamic extremists linked to the terrorist group Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim). Fighting between Islamist factions and government troops has threatened to plunge Mali into chaos and undermine the security of the entire West African subregion. via ...

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Mali junta quits as regional troops prepare to target Tuareg rebels | The Observer

Mali’s military junta has agreed to step down from power in a deal with other west African states as the region’s troops prepare for military action to counter insurgents in the north of the country. Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo – the junior officer who toppled Mali’s civilian government on 21 March – made the announcement yesterday amid an escalating security ...

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Mali sanctions loom, rebels seize north | chicagotribune.com

BAMAKO (Reuters) – West African leaders will decide on Monday whether to impose sanctions on Mali after leaders of a military coup said they would return power to civilians in a bid to avert diplomatic and economic isolation. A 72-hour deadline, set by West African bloc ECOWAS, for soldiers to start returning to barracks expired overnight as northern separatist rebels ...

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Mali coup draws wide condemnation | guardian.co.uk

The military coup in Mali has been widely condemned, with the west African regional body Ecowas describing it as “military adventurism” and the African Union calling an emergency meeting in Addis Ababa. The US state department has called for calm, and the EU has suspended its development operations in the country. All land borders and the airport in the capital, ...

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Hundreds flee Ivory Coast as deadlock drags on

DAKAR (AlertNet) – About 1,000 people have fled Ivory Coast into neighbouring Liberia since the second round of a disputed presidential ballot in the West African country, according to an official from the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) Read: Hundreds flee Ivory Coast as deadlock drags on – UNHCR – AlertNet. Earlier: The West African regional bloc ECOWAS recognized Alassane Ouattara as ...

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ECOWAS Calls for Peace in Guinea

A top official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said the West African regional bloc will continue to work with political leaders in Guinea to ensure peace and stability ahead of a Supreme Court ruling to certify the results of last week’s presidential run-off vote. Sonny Ugoh, communications director for ECOWAS said supporters of President-elect Alpha Conde ...

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