ECOWAS lifts sanctions on Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali

Travel, commercial, economic sanctions on 3 suspended military-run member countries lifted with immediate effect, says ECOWAS Commission chief

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Saturday lifted economic and travel sanctions on Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso with immediate effect.

The ECOWAS Commission lifted travel, commercial, and economic sanctions imposed on all three countries that were aimed at reversing military coups staged in the countries in 2023, 2022, and 2021, a senior official announced Saturday.

The sanctions will be lifted with immediate effect, ECOWAS Commission President Omar Alieu Touray said after a meeting of the bloc in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.


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