Mali will need to cope with surging oil and food prices, as well as the impact of political crises in Ivory Coast and Libya this year, the International Monetary Fund says. The lender forecasts Mali’s real gross domestic product growth will reach 5.3 percent this year, bolstered by gold and agricultural production.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.