From Gao to Abidjan, Ben Moctar Maouloud, the broker who has Ouattara's ear

A low-key figure in West African presidential palaces for two decades, Ben Moctar Maouloud has become a key intermediary in Abidjan. The Malian businessman with a wealth of contacts is now involved in all major military contracts. Africa Intelligence has traced the career of one of the most secretive figures in the Sahel. [...] (2487 words)
Issue dated 31/10/2022 Reading time 10 minutes Fatoumata Diallo, Joan Tilouine
Ben Moctar Maouloud, the Malian businessman with a wealth of contacts, is now involved in all major military contracts and has become a key intermediary in Abidjan.
Ben Moctar Maouloud, the Malian businessman with a wealth of contacts, is now involved in all major military contracts and has become a key intermediary in Abidjan. © Claire Seichepine/Studio Pachamama
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