Malian soldiers drive through the streets of Bamako on Wednesday, a day after rebel military leaders forced President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office. Photo: AFP Malian soldiers drive through the streets of Bamako on Wednesday, a day after rebel military leaders forced President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office. Photo: AFP
Malian soldiers drive through the streets of Bamako on Wednesday, a day after rebel military leaders forced President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office. Photo: AFP
Africa

China watches as Mali coup threatens stability in strategic investment region

  • Beijing has been looking to extend its Belt and Road Initiative in the Sahel area of West Africa, but upheaval in Mali may put the brakes on plans
  • Analysts say region represents ‘an increasingly challenging engagement’ though post-conflict reconstruction projects could be lucrative

Topic |   Africa
Malian soldiers drive through the streets of Bamako on Wednesday, a day after rebel military leaders forced President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office. Photo: AFP Malian soldiers drive through the streets of Bamako on Wednesday, a day after rebel military leaders forced President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office. Photo: AFP
Malian soldiers drive through the streets of Bamako on Wednesday, a day after rebel military leaders forced President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office. Photo: AFP
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