Mali Approves $50 Million in Loans for Health and Infrastructure

The government of Mali approved 24.9 billion CFA francs ($49.5 million) in loans from the Islamic Development Bank and Islamic Solidarity Fund for health, infrastructure, education and rural finance development.

The cabinet approved the loans after a meeting yesterday in the capital of Bamako, according to an e-mailed statement.

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