AU to discuss sanctions on suspended states
The African Union is set to discuss sanctions on suspended states.
On Friday, the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) announced that it will be meeting to discuss lifting the sanctions imposed on Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea following military coups.
Since 2020, all three countries have also been suspended from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The African Union is yet to announce a date for the meeting to discuss lifting the sanctions.
Last week the three countries concerned called for the lifting of their suspension from the AU.
African Union representatives are meeting this weekend in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, in a summit aimed at accelerating the creation of a free trade area.