ECOWAS Lifts Economic Sanctions On Niger Republic, Mali, Guinea

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has resolved to lift economic sanctions on Niger Republic, Mali and Guinea.

The resolution was taken at the extraordinary summit on the peace, political and security situation in the ECOWAS sub-region in Abuja on Saturday.
The regional bloc, however, said the political and targeted sanctions remained.

SaharaReporters earlier reported that ECOWAS might suspend all sanctions imposed on Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, who are under military rule after the juntas overthrew the civilian governments of all three countries.

President Bola Tinubu, who serves as Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States, had hosted his counterparts at an extraordinary meeting at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, Saturday.

The military-led juntas of Burkina-Faso, Mali and Niger, had in late January, announced their withdrawal over “illegal sanctions” harming their people.

They had also alleged that the bloc had fallen under the influence of foreign governments whose interests, they said were far from the peoples’.

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