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Mali’s ex-prime minister dies

Mali’s ex-prime minister dies

MALI'S former prime minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, arrested over corruption allegations last year, died of an undisclosed illness in hospital, one of his lawyers said. Maiga, 68, was detained in August over his suspected role in the purchase of a presidential plane during the rule of ex-president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, ousted in a military coup a year earlier. He was charged with multiple counts of graft and was awaiting trial. Lawyers maintained their client was innocent. One of them told Reuters he died at a clinic in the capital Bamako on Monday morning, where he had been hospitalised on parole…
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