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US News Mali: Former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, overthrown by the military, died

22:55  16 january  2022
22:55  16 january  2022 Source:   20minutes.fr

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a year and a half after having been dismissed from power, "IBK" died of a long illness

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta est décédé. © Ludovic Marin / AP / SIPA Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta is deceased. Africa - a year and a half after being removed from the power, "IBK" died of a long illness

former President Malian Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta died on Sunday in Bamako at the age of 76. "President IBK died this morning at 9 o'clock in his home" in the capital, where he lived withdrawn, away from public life, "said his family member. This information has been confirmed by several members of his family and his entourage. The cause of death has not been specified. The death occurred "following a long illness", simply indicated in a statement the transition government Malian , led by Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maïga who was Minister of IBK before becoming his opponent.

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The transitional government has, in this text signed by the Minister of Territorial Administration, Colonel Abdoulaye Maïga, greeted "the memory of the illustrious disappeared" and announced that the information on the funeral ceremony "will be the subject of A subsequent statement ". President Keita had been overthrown in August 2020 by soldiers who, after a second Status in May 2021, invoke the ills accumulated during the IBK era to project to continue to lead the country again several years.


Video: Mali: Former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta is dead (Le Figaro)

a mandate marked by the Jihadist insurrection

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta had been chased out after months of mobilization In a population exasperated by the violence of all kinds - jihadists , Community or crapper - by the bankruptcy of the services of the State and by a corruption deemed galloping. The country was then plunged into a severe security and political crisis since the triggering of independence and jihadist insurrections in 2012.

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IBK, which was claimed from the left, experienced a dazzling ascent under Alpha Oumar Konaré, the first president (1992-2002 ) of the democratic era of Mali. In particular, he was his prime minister from 1994 to 2000. Presidency of the 2002 presidential election, he held his revenge in September 2013 by accessing the Koulouba Palace, headquarters of the Malian Presidency in Bamako, before. To be re-elected in 2018 against Soumaïla Cissé, then Leader of the Opposition and Deceased in December 2020 from COVID-19.

The residence of the former president, located in the southwestern of the capital, was the theater Sunday afternoon of an intense ballet of cars of personalities coming to present their condolences. The leader of Malian diplomacy Abdoulaye Diop said he was "saddened to learn the disappearance of former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta" and lost, in a message on Twitter, "with great emotion in front of his memory". The president of the neighboring Senegal , Macky Sall, told Twitter being "Painted to learn the death" of IBK. The former president of the Niger Mahamadou Issoufou, comrade of the deceased within the Socialist International, greeted "a cultivated man, a great patriot and a pan-Africanist".

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