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Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK)

Date of Birth: 29 January 1945
Place of Birth: Koutiala, Mali
Died: 16 January 2022

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    Vol 64 No 5 |
  • MALI

A junta that's going nowhere

Diallo stood for president against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) first in 2013 and again in 2018 when he came third...

Bamako's wolf warrior diplomacy backfires

At first it seemed the soldiers were seen as a bargaining counter to secure the extradition of former prime minister Boubou Cissé former foreign minister Tiéman Hubert Coulibaly and Karim Keïta son of the late president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta from their supposed exile in Côte d'Ivoire...

Junta holds Ivorians 'hostage'

The junta has offered to free the soldiers if Côte d'Ivoire hands over exiles including Karim Keïta the profligate and allegedly hugely corrupt son of the late former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta former Prime Minister Boubou Cissé and former defence minister Hubert Tiéman Koulibaly...

Macronisme on trial – at home and abroad

On his first Mali trip in 2017 Macron omitted the usual courtesy call on President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta in Bamako instead flying straight to Gao where his 72-year old counterpart had to travel to receive him...

    Vol 63 No 7 |
  • MALI

Goïta's junta cracks down mercilessly

Both Djim and Mariko had been allies of Maïga as recently as 2020 when they were leading figures in the Mouvement du 5 Juin-Rassemblement des forces patriotiques (M5-RFP) movement campaigning against then President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (AC Vol 61 No 16 The Presidents' club backs Keïta)...

Another domino falls to the military

Both the deposed civilian presidents in Burkina Faso and Mali Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and the late Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta were within their constitutionally-allowed limit of two terms of office...

Not letting go

After its initial overthrow of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta the junta replaced him with Bah N'Daw on 24 May and made Col...

Warrant worries

The junta in Bamako may have been hoping for a boost with reports on 5 July that a court in the capital had issued an international warrant for the arrest of Karim Keïta eldest son of former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta ousted in a coup last August (AC Vol 61 No 17 The junta haggles on transition)...

    Vol 62 No 14 |
  • MALI

Paris makes up with the junta

He has been a serial cabinet minister in the governments of President Amadou Toumani Touré (ATT) and Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) and in 2018 stood for the presidency before managing to attach himself to the Mouvement du 5 juin – Rassemblement des forces patriotiques (M5-RFP) the mass movement which laid the groundwork for IBK's loss of office – despite his obvious establishment record...

    Vol 62 No 11 |
  • MALI

Don't call it a coup

The only exception was the Mouvement du 5 Juin-Rassemblement des Forces Patriotiques which continues to sulk for having been never properly compensated for it believes overthrowing former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta preferably with ministerial posts...

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