West Africa Calls for Mali War Crimes Probe

Leaders of the West African bloc, Ecowas, have called for the International Criminal Court at the Hague to investigate "war crimes" in Mali. The group also called on Mali to build a national unity government by July 31 that could "implement a roadmap to end the crisis".
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The Azawad region claimed by rebels is a broad area of northern Mali.

Protesters march against the coup in Mali.

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    Economic Community of West African States, 28 June 2012

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  • Mali:  Intervention Options in Northern Mali

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 21 June 2012

    The African Union (AU) and ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) have been taking a dual-track approach in Mali in recent weeks - diplomatic negotiations with the... read more »

  • Gambia:  Assembly Approves Troop Deployment to Bissau, Mali

    The Daily Observer, 19 June 2012

    Members ofNational Assembly Monday considered and approved the motion of The Gambia to deploy troops to the two volatile countries of Guinea Bissau and Mali under the Ecowas Plan... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Dangers of a Divided Mali

    Vanguard, 15 June 2012

    The 15 member Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, is clearly in a quandary over the complex situation in Mali. On the one hand, the Captain Ahmadou Sanogo-led... read more »