Interpol seeks arrest for Mali ex-president’s son

One of Mali’s former President Ibrahim Keïta’s son, Karim, is wanted by Interpol over the disappearance of a journalist in 2016.

The local journalist, Birama Touré, went missing after reaching out to Karim for a comment in a story he was covering that would have been damaging to his reputation.

Mr Karim sued the journalist’s employer, Le Sphinx, for linking him to the disappearance.

The court in Mali dismissed the case but the magazine’s editor went into exile.

Mr Karim escaped arrest by soldiers who ousted his father in August 2020.

He is said to be living in Ivory Coast.

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