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Ivory Coast President and current Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) head Alassane Ouattara makes a speech on the situation of a coup in Mali during an extraordinary meeting of the ECOWAS in Abidjan March 27, 2012
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2012

Open quoteWe cannot allow this country endowed with such precious democratic instruments, dating back at least two decades, to leave history by regressing.Close quote

  • President of the Ivory Coast and chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on Mali's suspension from the group following a coup
Photo: Thierry Gouegnon / Reuters | Source: AP