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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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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...

Sahel summit's fighting talk

With the focus of the French military presence shifting to the three frontiers zone and away from this Saharan heartland of Tuareg separatism President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and the Malian political class may be compelled to implement more seriously the decentralisation and development dimensions of the 2015 Algiers peace agreement for the north – a point to which Burkina's Kaboré obliquely referred in the press conference in Pau (AC Vol 60 No 19 The talking cure)...

    Vol 61 No 1 |
  • MALI

Advantage jihadists

For President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta the new year brings renewed diplomatic pressure – and not just from an international community exasperated by the lack of progress in implementing the 2015 Algiers peace deal...

In search of allies

The assembled heads of state – Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso (currently the G5 Executive President) Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta of Mali Idriss Déby Itno of Chad and Mohamed Cheikh el Ghazouani of Mauritania pleaded for more allies in the fight against terrorism...

The politics of counter-terror

Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattara his Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari and Niger's Mahamadou Issoufou who chaired the meeting gathered to try to turn the underfunded understaffed and underwhelming anti-terrorist Force Conjointe du G5 Sahel into a credible fighting machine...

    Vol 60 No 19 |
  • MALI

The talking cure

With his 2018 re-election safely out of the way President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has been forced to take such concrete measures by the paralysis in the northern peace process and the spectacular disintegration of stability across central regions...

    Vol 60 No 13 |
  • MALI

Militia starts scare

A day later President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta announced the appointment of former interim President Dioncounda Traoré as Presidential High Representative for Central Mali although it is unclear what his mandate is...

    Vol 60 No 2 |
  • MALI

A compromised regime

On the national political front the presidential election went smoothly and President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was re-elected for a second term...

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