BBC News - Ecowas gives Mali leaders ultimatum to relinquish power
West African nations have given the leaders of a coup in Mali 72 hours to relinquish power or face sanctions. The regional body Ecowas said the proposed measures included closing land borders and freezing Mali’s assets. The leaders met in Ivory Coast, after earlier plans for talks with the coup leaders in the Malian capital, Bamako, were abandoned as coup supporters occupied the airport’s runway.
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