Over the weekend, ECOWAS (CEDEAO), the regional West-African agency and France’s puppet organization in the region, lifted its 6-months embargo against Mali. Back in January, with tensions escalating between France and Mali, the ECOWAS placed unbelievable sanctions on Mali, closing borders, banking, and more. For the history, Mali has been in disarray since the fall of Libya in 2011 losing up to 80% of its territory to jihadists armed by foreign forces. Faced with 80% of its territory occupied by foreign forces and terrorists, and in order to regain sovereignty over its lands, Mali sought the partnership of Russia, which France screamed against based on The 11 Components of the French Colonial Tax in Africa which denies Africans the right to other military or economic partners without France’s approval [The French Colonial Tax at the Heart of Mali-France Tensions, France confirms it will withdraw from Mali … moving to neighboring countries and beyond, Mali Rescinds France Defense Agreements].
Yesterday, the West African bloc ECOWAS has lifted the economic and financial sanctions against Mali’s military government after the promise that Mali will hold elections in February 2024. The move has been celebrated by many Malians who have been struggling under the restrictions and the global rise in fuel and food costs. As many applaud the lifting of sanctions, it is important to analyze why ECOWAS might have changed its mind: a) the countries in the West African block were not aware of how much weight Mali had in the region and the impact to their economies, and were all suffering from the Mali embargo, and thus are scramming to have Mali rejoin its ranks; b) With sanctions lifted, it will be easier for terrorists groups (armed by foreign forces) to travel back into the country easily, as there will be less control; c) a few days ago, the Spanish minister threatened Mali with a NATO intervention to protect European interests in Mali, which he later denied; d) France just moved its troops to neighboring Niger (another puppet). How convenient that the sanctions are lifted a few days after this minister’s outburst, and right before France’s troops move to Niger. Thus, knowing that ECOWAS is France’s puppet in the region, the lifting of sanctions is rather something to be skeptical of, and distrust entirely. No one should fall for this ECOWAS turncoat tactic… Mali should keep its guard high, and we should all pray and fight for the freedom of Mali and Africa as a whole!