FRANCE MALI

Diplomatic dispute over Mali's ambassador to Paris turns into political row

Since Africa Intelligence revealed that Bamako had been waiting more than five months for its ambassador to be accredited in Paris, this diplomatic incident has intruded itself upon the French presidential campaign, leading to heated exchanges between government spokesman Gabriel Attal and the Republican candidate Valérie Pécresse. We can now reveal the identity and background of the rejected diplomat, as well as the behind-the-scenes story of a crisis that was never intended to spread beyond hushed embassy corridors. [...] (424 words)
Issue dated 04/02/2022 Reading time 2 minutes
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