Africa Weekly: Timbuktu struggles after Malian coup | AFP

The ramifications of Mali’s coup continue to ripple throughout the region, not least in Timbuktu which has been hit especially hard by sanctions imposed by the Economic Community of West African States. Meanwhile, South Africa prepares to open it borders as coronavirus restrictions ease, and Sudan reels following its worst flooding on record.

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Nigerian delegation arrives for west African bloc talks with Mali junta | AFP

The Nigerian delegation arrives in Accra to attend talks between members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Mali’s ruling junta, in power since the mid-August coup.

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ECOWAS heads of state hold videoconference on the situation in Mali | AFP

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which has been mediating the crisis in Mali since June, meets via videoconference as it condemns the coup and suspends the country from its list of members.

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Togo: protesters vent frustration at political situation

As thousands of opposition supporters march through the streets of Lomé, a few of them tell of their frustrations at the current political situation in Togo as well as what they perceive as failures on the part of the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO) to resolve the issues.

ECOWAS states free and fair elections held in Liberia

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) believes that so far the elections in Liberia have been free, fair and transparent. It briefed media in the capital on its preliminary findings ahead of the national results. SOUNDBITE