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Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK)

Date of Birth: 29 January 1945
Place of Birth: Koutiala, Mali


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Macron ponders Africa play

Flying straight to the northern town of Gao in May without a prior call on President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta in Bamako was viewed by some as disrespectful as were his blunt comments about family size and population growth at the G20 in Hamburg (even if many African development specialists privately agree)...


    Vol 58 No 11 |
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Mali for Macron

To President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta who came to meet Macron at the main French base in Gao the unusually frank message was that he needed to accelerate progress...


    Vol 58 No 7 |
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Combat and compromise

The tension surrounding the formation of the interim authorities is inevitable after last year's decision by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and his de facto chief of staff Presidency Secretary General Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga (SBM) to prioritise coopting the CMA...


    Vol 58 No 2 |
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The South fails the North

Among the Bamako political class thoughts are already turning to the 2018 presidential election – which will be a tough test for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) whose early popularity and promise of competence are fading memories...


Paris sends Sahel signal

Paris will also have wanted to reassure the government of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta about whose leadership serious questions are being posed (AC 57 No 19 Instability goes national)...


    Vol 57 No 24 |
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Sanogo finally on trial

Although current President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta gave his full backing to prosecution of the putschists in October 2013 he has blown hot and cold...


Colliding worlds

The entourage of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta says any campaign visit to the Saharan town for this month's municipal elections scheduled is unlikely...


    Vol 57 No 19 |
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Instability goes national

As he struggles to cut a deal with armed groups over northern regional councils and faces persistent militant attacks in central areas President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has brought the former Foreign Minister intelligence chief and Defence Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga (SBM) back to the heart of power as Secretary General of the Presidency...


Sahel on the Rhine

The ministers' itinerary included meetings with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and his Nigerien counterpart Mahamadou Issoufou visits to Gao a key base for French and Minusma troops and a tour of a local non-governmental organisation workshop that is restoring ancient manuscripts saved from the jihadist occupation of Timbuktu in 2012...


    Vol 57 No 1 |
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Tough people, weak leader

With the restoration of constitutional rule and subsequent election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) normality was reasserted outside the north...


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