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Ex-ECOWAS President urges leaders to lift sanctions on Mali, B/Faso, Niger

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A pioneer President of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Commission, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has called on the bloc’s leaders to lift the sanctions slammed on Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger Republic following military coups in the countries.
Chambas, currently the African Union’s, AU, High Representative for ‘Silencing the Guns in Africa,’ made the call in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.
While speaking ahead of the ECOWAS Summit slated for Abuja during the weekend, he also urged Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger military leaders to withdraw their threat to exit from the sub-regional bloc.
He called on all stakeholders in the West African sub-region to heed the recent call of former Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), to end the prevailing conflicts and unite the people in the area.

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