‘Travel ban, assets freeze’ – ECOWAS sanctions Guinea, Mali coup leaders


ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government took crucial decisions at their meeitng in Accra, Ghana.


The leaders reviewed the political situations in Guinea and Mali and maintained the sanctions imposed on Guinea.


They imposed a similar one against the Mali Transitional Government.


The summit on the troubled nations was attended by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari.


President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Chair of the ECOWAS Authority presided.


“The Authority decides to uphold the suspension of the Republic of Guinea from all ECOWAS governing bodies.


“As well as the travel ban and freeze on financial assets imposed on the members of the CNRD and their family members until constitutional order is restored”, Osinbajo said.


The leaders resolved that in conformity with the decision taken on 16th September, 2021, immediate sanctions have been slammed against identified individuals and groups.


These include the entire transition authorities and the other transition institutions.


Sanctions imposed on them and members of their families include a travel ban and a freeze on their financial assets.


The communique instructed the President of the Commission to consider and propose additional sanctions at its next Ordinary Session on 12th December 2021, should the situation persist.


The summit, attended by Heads of 13 countries, urged the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), bilateral and other multilateral partners to endorse and support the implementation of ECOWAS sanctions.

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