Mali’s Government Legitimacy Undermined by Corruption Scandals

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Two procurement contracts in Mali got the IMF and the World Bank pretty upset. The international institutions have been probing the government in Bamako about dozens of millions of dollars worth of a military procurement contract, which was apparently signed under complete lack of transparency. Recognizing the de-facto corruption plaguing the Mali bureaucracy, the military ordered a halt of most contracts, with the exception of the few that have already been executed. Continue here.