August 15, 2022

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Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar has passed away in Qaeda

“Leader” IBK ” [Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta] Died at 9 a.m. today. [10 heures, heure de Paris] At his house “, In Bamako, to Agency France-Presse (AFP) with his family member on Sunday, January 16. This information was provided by Mr. Confirmed by several members of Qaeda’s family and entourage, but the cause of death was not immediately known. He was elected President of Mali in September 2013 and was overthrown by soldiers in August 2020. He is 76 years old.

Mali, which has been mired in a serious security and political crisis since the outbreak of separatist and jihadi uprisings in 2012, has faced a week. Strict restrictions on the economic community of West African countries (ECOWAS).

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Prime Minister from 1994 to 2000

During the two terms of Alpha Oumar Konaré, the first president of Mali’s democratic era (1992-2002), he claimed to have been a leftist. Keïta, enjoyed a meteor rise. “IBK” was prime minister from 1994 to 2000. An unfortunate candidate in the 2002 presidential election, he sought his revenge in 2013 by accessing the Koulouba Palace, the residence of the Malian president in Bamako. He was re-elected. In 2018, against the then Leader of the Opposition Soumila Sisse, Died in December 2020 at Govt-19.

His presidency is marked by a jihadi uprising linked to al-Qaeda in the north of the country. Corruption allegations, controversial legislative elections and the crisis-ridden economy led to tens of thousands of people protesting in the streets of the Malian capital in 2020 demanding his ouster.

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The coup that overthrew him on August 18, 2020 took place for the second time in May 2021. The governing council, led by Colonel Azimi Koita, announced its intention to lead the country for many years, having previously promised to hold presidential and assembly elections. The public should be allowed to return to power by the end of February.

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World with AFP