Mali Allowed to Re-Open Borders! Economic Community of Western Africa Lift Economic and Financial Sanctions on Mali

  05. July 2022
Mali Allowed to Re-Open Borders! Economic Community of Western Africa Lift Economic and Financial Sanctions on Mali

The Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) has lifted Mali's economic and financial sanctions. The sanctions were initially imposed after the Military Junta leader refused to hold elections in February. After a proposed 24-month transition period to democracy, the Western African heads of state met in Ghana's capital, Accra, over the weekend and announced opening borders in Mali.

The regional diplomats would also return to Bamako. With the immediate lift of sanctions, the regular trade routes between Dakar to Kayes and Bamako and from Abidjan to Bamako, Sikasso and Koutiala will re-open.

Due to its strategic location, Dakar port is the natural hub to serve Mali. Before the sanctions, OMA Group moved regular traffic from Dakar, Senegal, particularly to the key gold mining area of Kayes Mali, as well as the capital city of Bamako in Mali. OMA Group also arrange transit from cargoes from Abidjan port in Côte d’Ivoire to Bamako, Sikasso and Koutiala.

OMA Group offers a one-stop road freight solution to Mali for projects, containers, or LCL, including:

  • All border clearance formalities as required
  • Customs clearance in Mali
  • Clearance and delivery in Mali from Bamako airport

For more information, please contact OMA Logistics Senegal through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or OMA Logistics Côte d'Ivoire This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. OMA Group represents Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), Senegal, and Togo in the Project Logistics Alliance.

Please click here to read OMA Groups' official statement

For the detailed article from Reuters, please click here



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