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Mali coup: Military leaders seek to avoid sanctions

Regional leaders had recently met and demanded the installation of an interim civilian administration by September 15.

A three-day national consultation is under way in Mali as its military rulers race to avoid sanctions.

The regional bloc ECOWAS issued a September 15 deadline for the coup leaders to appoint a civilian president and a prime minister.

Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports.