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The decision comes after the Military performed a new coup d'etat last week.
The African Union (AU) on Tuesday decided to suspend Mali's membership in the regional bloc after the Military forced the resignation of the Interim Prime Minister Moctar Ouane and President Bah Ndaw last week.
AU Peace and Security Council called on the Military to refrain from any political interference in the country, where elections are due to occur in February 2021
Last month, Colonel Assimi Goita, who played a major role in overthrowing President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (2013-2020) in August 2020, took over the presidency post after arresting Bah Ndaw.
AU also warned of "targeted sanctions and other punitive measures" if a democratic and peaceful transition is not met. On Sunday, the African nation was also banned from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) until 2022.
Despite the dangers in Mali in areas such as Mopti and Gao, there are also encouraging signs of progress thanks to women advancing their small enterprises. They offer hope for an inclusive society and more secure future. More �� #womenpeacesecuritypic.twitter.com/MLx8ts8suY