Connect with us

Metro

ECOWAS imposes new sanctions on Mali and Guinea

Published

on

mamady

The West African regional grouping ECOWAS on Sunday hardened its stance against military-ruled Mali and Guinea, imposing new individual sanctions and calling on both countries to honour timetables for a return to democracy.

The Economic Community of West African States “has decided to sanction all those implicated in the delay” in organising elections set for February 27 in Mali, ECOWAS Commission President Jean-Claude Kassi Brou told AFP after a summit of the 15-nation group in the Ghanaian capital Accra.

He said Mali had “officially written” to Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, who holds the rotating presidency of ECOWAS, to inform him that the Sahel country could not hold elections as planned.

“All the transition authorities are concerned by the sanctions which will take immediate effect,” Brou said, adding the travel bans and assets freezes targeted family members as well.

In a final declaration following Sunday’s summit, ECOWAS said it “highly deplores the lack of progress” towards staging elections in Mali.

The situation has raised concerns internationally, prompting a UN Security Council delegation to Mali late last month.

Council members “reiterated their call for the Malian transitional authorities to achieve… the handover of power to democratically elected civilian authorities within the agreed timeline,” the officials said in a statement.

Mali’s junta expelled the ECOWAS special envoy Hamidou Boly from the country on October 26, declaring him “persona non grata”.

On Sunday, ECOWAS condemned the expulsion.

As for Guinea, where soldiers seized power on September 5, ECOWAS decided to uphold the country’s suspension from the bloc as well as sanctions against individual junta members and their families.

It also reiterated its demand for the “unconditional release” of president Alpha Conde, 83, who has been under house arrest since his ouster.

In the final declaration, it praised the adoption of a “transition charter”, the appointment of a civilian prime minister and the formation of a transitional government — echoing Brou following an ECOWAS delegation to the country in October.

But it called on the authorities to “urgently submit a detailed timetable… towards the holding of elections” in the country of 13 million people.

Mali faces jihadist insurgency

Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, who overthrew Conde after months of discontent against his government, had promised to restore civilian rule after a transition period of unspecified length.

The ECOWAS leaders named Mohamed Ibn Chambas as its special envoy to Guinea, which had spent decades under authoritarian or dictatorial regimes before Conde’s election in 2010.

At a September summit, ECOWAS demanded that Guinea hold elections within six months.

The regional leaders also demanded that the Mali junta adhere “strictly” to that country’s transition timetable.

ECOWAS rescinded economic sanctions against Mali and its suspension from the organisation when the junta headed by Colonel Assimi Goita pledged a transition of no more than 18 months.

But Goita went on to mount a new coup in May, deposing transitional president Bah Ndaw and his prime minister, Moctar Ouane.

ECOWAS suspended Mali once again, but did not apply new sanctions.

Swathes of Mali, a vast nation of 19 million people, lie outside of government control because of a jihadist insurgency that emerged in the north in 2012, before spreading to the centre of the country as well as neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger.

Brou noted that the deployment of contractors from the Russian paramilitary group Wagner in Mali was “one of the concerns of the heads of state”.

ECOWAS will hold its next summit in December when it will consider more sanctions “if the situation persists”, Sunday’s declaration stated.

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)


Subscribe to our Youtube Channel :

Follow Us on Instagram

Metro

Watch| Man Begs For Mercy After he Was Busted With a Married Woman in her Matrimonial Bed

Published

on

beg4mercy

There was drama after a man was busted by an aggrieved husband ‘chewing’ his wife in their matrimonial bed.

The thirsty ‘mzee’ threw caution to the wind and went to the married woman’s matrimonial home to enjoy the ‘forbidden fruit’.

However, the ‘party’ was spoilt after the woman’s husband came back home announced and caught them in the act.

A video shared online shows the poor man begging for mercy like a toddler as the aggrieved husband confronts him.

Sleeping with a married woman in her matrimonial bed is among the thousand ways to die… Lol.

Check out this video

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel :

Follow Us on Instagram

Continue Reading

Metro

Man to wed his two pregnant lovers on the same day (See Photos)

Published

on

edgar

NIGERIA – Social media has been flooded by story of Nigeria man who is set to marry his two pregnant girlfriends on the same day

The man, John Erere Nana will be wedding his two pregnant lovers on Saturday, 4 December in what he termed as a never seen before event.

According to the man, he is ready for the wedding and he has invited everyone to the wedding ceremony.

Reports indicate that the ladies agreed that to the arrangement and they did not see any problem with it since the man assist them equally.

Below are photos of wedding invitation card;

Continue Reading

Metro

Nigeria Upcoming Video Vixen,Brenda Otieno Complains About Her Big Nyash [Watch]

Published

on

Brenda Otieno

Brenda Otieno is an upcoming video vixen who has impressed music fans after she displayed her killer moves in Bahati’s Adhiambo video.

Bahati’s latest music video for ‘Adhiambo’ became the number one song on YouTube on the very first day it got released.

The song that features Ohangla and Rhumba maestro Prince Indah is hands down the number 1 song in Kenya having amassed 1 million video views on YouTube in three days it was uploaded on Bahati’s channel.

What has people talking about in the music video isn’t only the guest came appearance from top celebrities and politicians in the video but also.

One video vixen stood out from the rest, she’s giving both Corazon Kwamboka and Vera Sidika a run for their money with her derriere.

She is called Brenda Otieno and she’s a natural. She hasn’t done anything on and/or to her body to achieve the curvaceousness that has made people curious about her after watching her in the ‘Adhiambo’ music video

She teased followers on social media with video flaunting her heavy ‘load’ and captioned it “My ‘nyash’ is bringing me problems. Should I give it back to my momma?”

Watch the video below :

 

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel :

Follow Us on Instagram

Continue Reading

Trending

NgGossips.com