The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss Kahn, just a step away from being President of France, was forced out of the race by the force of the Sofitel affair with chambermaid Nafissatou Diallo. Today, the man is leading a new life in Morocco, trying to help mothers and children who are out of work to get by.
It’s a whole new life for former International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss Kahn in Morocco. Nearly ten years after the Sofitel scandal broke, which knocked him out of the race for the French presidency, the man has changed course. After retiring from politics, he has moved to Africa, more specifically to the city of Marrakech, in Morocco. The former politician lives there with his new wife, Myriam L’Aouffir, Atlasinfo reports.
According to the newspaper, the couple runs an NGO, MekkiL, which helps poor mothers and children in Morocco. It is in this context that he has just launched in Marrakech, in collaboration with the NGO Al Karam, an operation called « Never without my alarm », to fight against violence against children.
The former director of the International Monetary Fund, who says he has « always thought that all actions should come from the top down », admits that in reality « the action of associations and NGOs of all kinds on the ground is absolutely essential ». This year, DSK is also highly anticipated, since he made revelations last December.
DSK, president of the MekkiL association in Marrakech