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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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New jihadist alliance strikes

President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger who assumed the G5 presidency from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta of Mali at a summit in Niamey early last month was quick to offer condolences and support...

Strains on the front line

Political leadership lies with G5 heads of state with the group's 6 February summit in Niamey seeing Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou take over the rotating chairmanship from Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta of Mali...

Political turmoil in Bamako If any further illustration were needed of the sense of crisis pervading the government led by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) it came from the United Nations...

    Vol 59 No 1 |
  • MALI

Wanted: change and security

The other was the wave of mass protests against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta's proposed changes to the constitution which would have seen him appointing the judge presiding over the Constitutional Court and most of the members of the newly created Senate...

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 |
  • MALI

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 |
  • MALI

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 |
  • MALI

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 |
  • MALI

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...

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