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Malians: New Government Must Jumpstart Economyi
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August 15, 2013
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita became Mali's president-elect after his rival conceded defeat in the August 11th run-off. The successful vote means that billions of dollars of pledged international aid should soon be on their way to help rebuild the country. In 2012, the economy hit its first slump in two decades after a military coup and Islamist takeover of the north plunged the country into crisis. VOA's Anne Look has this report from Bamako, where business owners say the new government can not get to work fast enough.

Malians: New Government Must Jumpstart Economy

Published August 15, 2013

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita became Mali's president-elect after his rival conceded defeat in the August 11th run-off. The successful vote means that billions of dollars of pledged international aid should soon be on their way to help rebuild the country. In 2012, the economy hit its first slump in two decades after a military coup and Islamist takeover of the north plunged the country into crisis. VOA's Anne Look has this report from Bamako, where business owners say the new government can not get to work fast enough.


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