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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 61 No 20 |
  • MALI

Colonels concede – but not much

The CNSP scored an early victory when Ecowas dropped its demand to have the ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) returned to power post-haste...

Meanwhile fresh reports have been emerging about the whereabouts of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta's son Karim Keïta first assumed to be in military custody...

    Vol 61 No 17 |
  • MALI

The junta haggles on transition

It's been a week of hard bargaining in Bamako and over the West African airwaves as the putschists who turfed Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of the presidency negotiate with the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) over the shape of a transition to take the country through to fresh democratic elections...

Who's who in the colonels' coup Five colonels run the Comité National pour le Salut du Peuple (CNSP) the junta that seized power from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta's beleaguered government on 18 August...

    Vol 61 No 17 |
  • MALI

No road back for Keïta

The pro forma condemnation by West African leaders of the overthrow of the hapless President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on 18 August – not to mention the strong popular support for the new military junta – is a poor omen for their efforts to reverse the coup...

Five colonels run the Comité National pour le Salut du Peuple (CNSP) the junta that seized power from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta's beleaguered government on 18 August...

Not at the press conference at the Kati barracks but believed to have played a role in what the putschists call the 'resignation' of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta are three further influential figures: Colonel Mama Sékou Lelenta about whom little is known; General Cheick Fanta Mady Dembélé; and Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Traoré...

The Presidents' club backs Keïta

The 27 July online summit of West African leaders has given full emphatic backing to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) in his confrontation with the opposition and threatened sanctions on anyone who tries to remove him...

    Vol 61 No 14 |
  • MALI

Keïta clings on

News that on 5 July the beleaguered head of state President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) had held talks with Mahmoud Dicko the conservative imam whose mass mobilising appeal has given real clout to protests of recent weeks fuelled speculation that a settlement might be imminent...

Crisis summit as insurgents head south

France's President Emmanuel Macron and Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez each made their first post-lockdown foreign trips to the summit along with African Union Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat to join regional presidents: Burkina Faso's Roch Marc Christian Kaboré; Chad's Idris Déby Itno; Mali's Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta; Niger's Mahamadou Issoufou; Mauritania's Ghazouani...

    Vol 61 No 12 |
  • MALI

Keïta cornered

Nearly a week after the charismatic conservative imam Mahmoud Dicko led tens of thousands of demonstrators onto the streets of Bamako demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta's resignation the head of state remains under heavy pressure...

Voters self-isolate

In spite of accusations of fraud and unfairness President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta claims he had to go ahead with the polls because they had been delayed for over a year...

    Vol 61 No 4 |
  • MALI

Terrorists at the table

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta says his envoy Dioncounda Traoré had his full authority to initiate talks with jihadist chiefs Iyad ag Ghaly and Amadou Koufa – after years of government insistence there would be no negotiation with terrorists (AC Vol 61 No 1 Advantage jihadists)...

    Vol 61 No 3 |
  • MALI

Putschist walks free

Releasing Sanogo also makes political sense for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta's ruling coalition as it steers him away from confrontation with southern-based populists and radicals like Oumar Mariko who see Sanogo as a hero in the 29 March parliamentary election...

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