Rioters ransack Malian govt buildings after dispute with Randgold mines | Top News


BAMAKO (Reuters) – Rioters in southern Mali ransacked local government buildings on Monday following a dispute between workers and management at Randgold’s Loulo and Gounkoto gold mines, the government said.

The rioters attacked the local prefect’s office and house and also burned biometric voter identification cards that were to be used in next month’s presidential election, according to a statement by the ministry of territorial administration.

A spokeswoman for Randgold, which owns three gold mines in Mali, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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