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Mali: death of ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita alias IBK died on Sunday following a short illness at the age of 76, his family announced.

“President IBK died this morning at 9:00 a.m. (GMT and local) at his home” in the capital, where he lived in retirement, away from public life, a member of his family told AFP.

The former Head of State reportedly fell ill shortly after the August 2020 coup.

He was overthrown by a military putsch, after demonstrations demanding his departure.

Th Malian junta presented its “sincere condolences” in a press release. The text specifies that the information relating to the funeral ceremony will be subject of another press release.

Recall that IBK led the country from 2013 to 2020.

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