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ACCRA (Reuters) – West African leaders will discuss on Sunday how to respond to a coup in Mali, gathering in the Ghanaian capital Accra for a summit to be attended by Assimi Goita, who was named interim Malian president after leading the takeover last week. The revolt has prompted sanctions warnings from foreign powers, which fear it will derail a promised transition back to democracy following another coup last August led by Goita, an army colonel. He was appointed interim president on Friday, setting Mali on a collision course with the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which has insisted the transition, which is due to end with elections in February, should be led by civilians. Video: Mali’s president and prime minister resign following military takeover (Reuters) Blinken begins Middle East mission to bolster Gaza ceasefire Military detain Mali’s president, prime minister and defence minister Colombia government, strike committee reach ‘pre-agreement’ in protest talks Safety brake on Italian cable car failed after line snapped – prosecutor Safety brake on Italian cable car failed after line snapped – prosecutor Fury over “state piracy” as West weighs action against Belarus Myanmar’s Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup Samoa’s political crisis deepens as rivals both claim leadership Minutes to touchdown: the moment a Belarusian dissident knew his time was up Belarus forces airliner to land and arrests opponent, sparking U.S. and European outrage Italian cable car crash kills at least 13, injures three Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds, U.N. to launch Gaza aid appeal Cold weather in China kills 21 in ultramarathon, sparks outrage Cold weather in China kills 21 in ultramarathon, sparks outrage Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators march in Britain Touring Gaza, regional U.N. humanitarian chief presses both sides over ceasefire Goita has flown to Accra for the summit, according to his administration. The talks are scheduled to start at 1400 GMT. ECOWAS closed borders with landlocked Mali and halted financial transactions in response to last year’s coup. The sanctions led to a 30% slump in imports before they were lifted last October. The bloc and Western powers including France and the United States fear the political crisis could exacerbate instability in northern and central Mali, a home base for regional affiliates of al Qaeda and Islamic State. (Reporting by Christian Akorlie; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Giles Elgood)

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