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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.

1998 Mali

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.

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