Mali's coup leaders have agreed to step down and hand power to civilian rule, in return for an end to sanctions imposed by the country's worried neighbors. As part of the agreement, the 15-state West African bloc, Ecowas, will lift trade and fuel bans with Mali, and grant amnesty to the ruling junta.
Shabbir Razvi, political analyst says the rebels have been inspired by the uprising in Libya and could scupper a return to order.
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