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Vol 38 No 18

Published 12th September 1997


Mali

Murder charges

Ten opposition leaders were charged with murder late last month after a policeman was lynched at a Bamako rally. President Alpha Oumar Konaré's reputation as guardian of Mali's 'model democracy' begins to look tarnished. The opposition portrays him as the prisoner of hawks in his Alliance pour la Démocratie au Mali. Adema Secretary General Iba Ndiaye says party activists feel Konaré has conceded too much to his opponents, seeking dialogue and suggesting they join the government.

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