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How should ECOWAS respond to the Mali crisis & trade disputes in West Africa?

Leaders from some West African countries will travel to Mali in search of a resolution to the on-going crisis in the country.

Mali political crisis: No deal reached after five ECOWAS leaders intervene

A one-day summit by West African leaders from Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and the Niger Republic ended in a stalemate after the leaders met with Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Muslim Cleric Mahmoud Dicko and other opposition leaders to negotiate an end to the political crisis in the country. Protesters took to the street on the 5th of June demanding a better economy, an end to corruption, a stronger fight against jihadist groups and irregularities in the local election results. Dennis Amachree, CEO of Zoomlens Security Solutions joins CNBC Africa for more.