Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Peeved by the continuing moves by Mali's ex-junta to disrupt the country's political transition, ECOWAS on Monday warned the CNRDRE that represents the junta which seized power in the country in March to turn a new leaf or face the reinstatement of targeted sanctions.
The tough sanctions, including a travel ban and assets freeze, were lifted last month following the Framework Agreement that saw the junta hand over power to a caretaker government led by Interim President Dioncounda Traore.
However, there are moves by CNRDRE and its backers to have the coup leader, Capt. Amadou Sanogo, to take over from the Interim President at the expiration of his (Traore's) initial 40 days mandate 21 May.
It is believed that ECOWAS leaders want Dioncounda to preside over the country's 12-month political transition programme, hence will not tolerate the return of Capt. Sanogo.
''The ECOWAS Commission strongly condemns these moves, which contravene the provisions o