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West African Ecowas leaders impose Mali sanctions

West African states are imposing immediate sanctions on Mali, Ivory Coast's president has announced.

Alassane Ouattara, current head of regional body Ecowas, said it had closed borders to trade and frozen Mali's access to bank accounts.

The group had given the leaders of the country's military coup until Monday to step down.

Alex Jakana reports.

  • 02 Apr 2012