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Vol 63 No 12

Published 9th June 2022


Top French minister drawn into bribery row

Bamako's prosecutor has summoned France's former foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to answer corruption accusations as bilateral ties plummet further

Although he has just been released from a decade of service as one of France's most senior ministers by President Emmanuel Macron, Jean-Yves Le Drian is not expected to find the time to answer the summons of the Bamako public prosecutor for interview in the Malian capital at 8 am on Monday 20 June.

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