Last updated on January 18th, 2022 at 08:28 am
Mali – Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Mali’s former president who was deposed by the military in 2020, died at his house on Sunday, according to his family. From 2013 to 2020, Mali was led by Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. According to his family, former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who served Mali from 2013 to 2020, died on Sunday, January 16, at his residence in Bamako.
A family member told AFP that President IBK (Ibrahim Boubacar Keita) died at his residence in Bamako this morning at 9 a.m. (GMT and local time). Several family members corroborated this information. In August 2020, the military deposed Mali’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was elected in September 2013. Several members of his family and entourage corroborated this knowledge. Mr. Keta, who was elected president of Mali in September 2013 and August 2020 by the military.
Mali, which has been mired in a catastrophic security and political crisis since the country’s independence and Islamist insurgencies in 2012, has been subjected to ECOWAS sanctions for the past week. Mr. Keita, who claimed to be a socialist, rose to power quickly under Alpha Oumar Konare, Mali’s first democratically elected president (1992–2002). From 1994 to 2000, he served as Prime Minister.
He avenged himself as a failed presidential candidate in 2002 by gaining control of the Koulouba Palace, the Malian presidency’s seat in Bamako, in 2013. He was re-elected in 2018 against Soumala Cissé, the opposition leader at the time, who died of COVID-19 in December 2020.
In August 2020, he was deposed, and in May 2021, he was deposed again. Colonel Assimi Gota’s junta has declared its ambition to rule the country for several years, despite having earlier vowed to hold presidential and legislative elections on February 27 to allow civilians to reclaim control.