Mali Opposition Suggests France Interfering In Political Crisis, barrons.com

Malian opposition figurehead Mahmoud Dicko on Sunday suggested that France had moved behind the scenes to protect the premier of its former colony which has been mired for months in a political crisis.

“Why is France interfering in the choice of prime minister for Mali?” the influential Saudi-trained imam asked, speaking at a news conference in the capital Bamako.

He said Prime Minister Boubou Cisse — whom he asked to resign in a face-to-face confrontation late last month — had no legitimacy in Mali’s civil society. […]

On Sunday, Dicko said a “radical change of governance” is needed in Mali and that the opposition will not back down. Läs artikel