West African bloc slaps tough new sanctions on Mali over election delay • FRANCE 24 English

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West Africa’s main regional bloc will close borders with Mali and impose sweeping economic sanctions in response to delays holding promised elections after a 2020 military coup, the president of the bloc’s commission said on Sunday.

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