The following report highlights major news developments in politics, economy, and security in Mali. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) gave the junta between 12 and 16 months for extension of transition and maintained sanctions. The Governor of Gao expressed ire as French soldiers conduct survey in town. Meanwhile, renowned Muslim cleric Mahmoud Dicko called authorities “hypocrites, liars.” The Ministry of Commerce certified that there will be no shortage of basic commodities. Security ward, the chief of army updated media on military operations and an article called on Mali and Burkina Faso to join forces and combat terrorism in the “three borders area.”

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