Emmanuel Macron reacts to Mali’s suspension of French media outlets

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PARIS, March 19 – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he condemned a decision by Mali’s rulers to suspend broadcasts by French state-funded international news outlets RFI and France 24.

“I condemn with the greatest firmness this decision, which seems to me totally at odds with the values espoused by the people of Mali since its independence,” he said at a news conference in Paris.

Reporting by Christian Lowe; Editing by Benoit Van Overstraeten