Billion-dollar deal paranoia unnerves shaky Abidjan-Bamako relations

One of the factors behind the sharp decline in Ivorian-Malian relations is a mining contract worth over $1bn signed in October 2021 between a German group and a Malian firm. Africa Intelligence has followed the politically charged financial trail that leads from Berlin to Rabat, and Dubai to Bamako, under which lurks the shadow of Russian interests and those of the Ivorian opposition leader Guillaume Soro. [...] (1754 words)
Issue dated 21/11/2022 Reading time 8 minutes Paul Deutschmann, Joan Tilouine
A mining contract worth more than $1bn may be at the heart of rising tensions between Bamako and Abidjan.
A mining contract worth more than $1bn may be at the heart of rising tensions between Bamako and Abidjan. © Claire Seichepine/Studio Pachamama
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