Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mali's government under criticism

The Malian government has come under fire recently from two international heavyweights: the IMF and the UN.  The first of these attacks seems perfectly justified, delivered by the super elegant Christine Lagarde ( I think I am going to dye my hair white like hers, since it is already half way there? But I digress....) 
The IMF has refused   to cough up the next instalment of its loan to Mali ( forty six million dollars over three years).  Instead the loan has been delayed at least until September pending investigations regarding the scandal over the presidential jet, bought not long after IBKs inauguration as president for a sum reported by IBK as forty million dollars and by his prime minister Moussa Mara as thirty six million dollars. 
Whatever. I cannot believe how idiotic this purchase was!


Blogger Laurent said...

Unfortunately so African to do such things. This is what we expect. It would be best for the IMF to put Africa on a cure d'amaigrissement and cut off all funding period.

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Blogger toubab said...

I think I agree with you Laurent..

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Blogger Howard Lane said...

While the USA has no compunction in resuming its funding of the butchers in the Egyptian government. They just sent $572m in military aid and there will be more to come. Sisi, the former head of the armed forces, is now the "civilian" president but it's a military dictatorship in all but name.

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