Former Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Is Dead

Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was toppled in the August 2020 military coup led by Col Assimi Goita died in Bamako today aged 76.

The cause of Keita’s death was not indicated. He resigned and was detained by the Goita regime.

He was later freed and allowed to travel to the United Arab Emirates on several occasions for medical treatment.

Soumaila Cisse, Keita’s opponent in the 2018 presidential election died in 2020 from Covid-19 after his release from abduction by armed groups in northern Mali.

ECOWAS has suspended Mali and slammed it with harsh and controversial financial and border blockage after the Goita-led regime announced a 5-year delay to its transition programme.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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