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Vol 6 (AAC) No 10

Published 1st August 2013


Mali

Deals miss election deadline

The IMF sounded alarm bells over the sidelining of Finance Minister Coulibaly in late June after he opposed several rushed deals with Beijing

Uncertainty hangs over three controversial deals with China that President Dioncounda Traoré’s outgoing transitional government had hoped to conclude before the first round of national elections held on 28 July. Finance and Economics Minister Tiéna Coulibaly’s department had raised objections to the agreements but they were overridden – and he himself was moved to the more junior Industry and Commerce Ministry in a 22 June reshuffle.

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