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Yearbook 1998

Mali. According to Countryaah, former dictator Moussa Traoré, his wife and four officials from his regime were brought to trial in October for embezzling the equivalent of 30 million. kr. from the Treasury. Both Traoré and his wife have been incarcerated since 1991, when the dictator was deposed in a coup that paved the way for a return to democracy. He was sentenced to death in 1992 for the shooting deaths of protesters, but the sentence was later converted to life imprisonment. He risks another death sentence.

The political and economic opening of M. is regarded as a role model for Africa. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rewarded the reform work by approving in September that DKK 250 million. dollars of the country's debt burden are depreciated according to the debt relief plan for the most heavily indebted poor countries adopted in 1996. Economic growth in M. was estimated at 5% in 1998.

1998 Mali

The Government Anti-Corruption Commission published its 4th report in July 2000. It criticized public money fraud and mismanagement in a number of state-owned enterprises and institutions. Among those criticized were the National Tobacco Company, Pension Funds, Ministry of the Interior and several public hospitals in Bamako. The report's findings also led to an indictment being raised after large amounts of UN relief supplies had disappeared.

The first Rwandan war criminals, convicted by the War Criminal Tribunal in Arusha, arrived in Bamako in December 2001, where they must serve their sentence. Among them were Rwanda's former prime minister, Jean Kambanda and Taba mayor, Jean Paul Akayesu. The security of the Rwandan prisons is not sufficient to allow them to serve their sentence in their country of birth.

After 13 years of construction, the first turbine at the Manantali hydropower plant began to generate electricity. The power plant was built in collaboration with Mauritania and Senegal. financial disputes between the parties. In the end, it was decided that 52% of power is delivered to Mali, 15% to Mauritania and 33% to Senegal. More than 20,000 Malaysians had been displaced in 1986 to make way for the power plant.

The May 2002 presidential election was won by Touré, who replaced Konaré, who had been in office for two terms - the maximum according to. Constitution. Touré is considered a public hero after defeating Traoré. He also won on his promises of work and education for the youth.

Icw. At the Inter-Ministerial Conference in Cancun in September 2003, Mali, along with four other African countries, brought an action against the United States for its illegal state aid to its own cotton producers. Mali characterized the case as a "matter of life or death" for the poor country's economy. Otherwise, Mali's cotton production has become internationally competitive since the 1970s.

The same month, French President visited Mali and gave a loan to the country's textile industry. There are around 100,000 illegal Malaysians living in France. to slow down the exodus. He also presented - unsuccessfully - a plan for repatriating the many illegal Malaysians in France.

In late 2003, the government released 40 hostages - predominantly German tourists. They had been abducted by an Algerian Islamic rebel movement that is on Washington's list of "terrorist organizations."

 

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