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African Union Imposes Sanctions of Madagasca

Published on Thursday 18th March 2010 African Union Imposes Sanctions of Madagasca

The African Union peace and Security Council has imposed sanctions against the Madagascar government on travel ban and diplomatic isolation.

The AU hinted that economic sanctions were on the pipeline.

The sanctions come after the Madagascar leadership failed to implement the AU-backed peace proposal.

Already listed

Current African Union peace and security chair Zambian ambassador Albert Muchanga told reporters the names of 109 individuals from Madagascar government are already listed for the implementation of sanctions.

The names include President Andry Rajoelina and top military officers. After a closed-door session in Addis Ababa, AU peace and security commissioner Ramate Lamamra said the sanctions includes refusal of visa for listed individuals, freezing of asset in foreign banks and international diplomatic isolation.

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