Offbeat: Mali prohibits NGOs financed by France after the withdrawal of development aid

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The Malian military junta Announced on Monday the ban on the activities of French NGOs following the French government's decision to cut development aid from the African country, in a new episode of political tension between Paris and Bamako.

The Malian government believes that the French authorities bear "fanciful" and "baseless" accusations, such as those concerning the collusion of the junta with Russia and, in particular, with the Wagner group, a network of mercenaries linked to the Kremlin.

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For the African country, the objective of Paris is to "manipulate" public opinion and to contribute ultimately to the "destabilization" of Mali. He called for "respect" for his sovereignty and his right to choose his own international allies.

"Consequently, the transitional government has decided to prohibit, with immediate effect, all the activities carried out by NGOs operating in Mali with French financing or technical support, including in the humanitarian field", can be read in the official note.

This new escalation comes after the French president Emmanuel Macron formalized the end of the operation "Barkhane" in the Sahel, against the backdrop of withdrawal of international troops because of the tensions with the military junta on his election reports following the blows of August 2020 and May 2021.

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