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.

  • Mali:  Security Council to 'Examine' Ecowas Appeal for Peacekeepers

    UN News Service, 5 July 2012

    Condemning the forcible seizure of power in Mali earlier this year, the United Nations Security Council today demanded the immediate and unconditional cessation of hostilities by ... read more »

  • Mali:  Security Council Declares Crisis a Threat to West African Peace (document)

    United Nations, 6 July 2012

    Condemning the March seizure of power by some members of the armed forces in Mali, as well as human rights violations by rebels in the north of the Sahelian country, the Security ... read more »

  • Mali:  UN Seeks More Detail of Ecowas Proposals, Says U.S. (document)

    United States Department of State, 5 July 2012

    An excerpt from the daily U.S. Department of State press briefing, by Patrick Ventrell, Director of the Office of Press Relations: read more »

  • Mali:  Intervention Strategy Must Start in South (opinion)

    This is Africa, 4 July 2012

    Mali's post-coup transition in the South and the separatist rebellion in the North are two distinct but interrelated crises. Neither can be ignored. But the current planned ... read more »

  • Mali:  The Deepening Crisis in Mali (editorial)

    Daily Trust, 4 July 2012

    The unresolved schisms that led to the military coup in Mali last March 22 and its aftermath have continued to fester, tearing the country further apart. read more »

  • Mali:  U.S. Backs Restoring Democracy

    United States Department of State, 3 July 2012

    The top U.S. diplomat for Africa says the United States is promoting the restoration of democratic rule in Mali. read more »

Protesters march against the coup in Mali.

  • West Africa:  Political Crises in Mali, Guinea Bissau to Dominate 41st ECOWAS Summit (SPONSOR WIRE)

    Economic Community of West African States, 28 June 2012

    The political situations in Guinea Bissau and Mali will dominate discussions at the 41st Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government taking place on ... read more »

  • 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 »