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Soumaïla Cissé

Date of Birth: 20 December 1949
Place of Birth: Timbuktu

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    Vol 61 No 17 |
  • MALI

The junta haggles on transition

The abducted opposition leader Soumaïla Cissé – thought to be held by a faction close to Koufa – has at last been allowed to write to his family via the International Committee of the Red Cross...


The Presidents' club backs Keïta

New Finance Minister Abdoulaye Daffé is close to the Chérif of Nioro Mohamed Ould Bouyé Haïdara the Sufi leader who backed the main opposition candidate Soumaïla Cissé in the 2018 election (AC Vol 59 No 16 Court in the act)...

Crisis summit as insurgents head south

Other reports suggest however Keïta may be in prison in Bamako perhaps waiting to be swapped for Mali's opposition leader Soumaïla Cissé who was abducted while campaigning for election on 25 March and is now presumed to be a captive of JNIM (AC Vol 61 No 7 Voters self-isolate)...

Voters self-isolate

If this failed to deter voters news emerged of the disappearance of opposition leader and losing presidential candidate in 2018 Soumaïla Cissé (AC Vol 59 No 16 Court in the act)...

    Vol 61 No 1 |
  • MALI

Advantage jihadists

The opposition Union pour la République et la Démocratie alliance led by Soumaïla Cissé prefers to gripe about being cheated of election victory in 2018 rather than join Keïta's 'national dialogue' to agree a common stance towards resolution of the crisis (AC Vol 60 No 19 The talking cure)...

Few would bet on Soumaïla Cissé abandoning his partisan sulk and joining the dialogue effort even though – as a native of Timbuktu – he might be able to exercise valuable influence in promoting reconciliation among northern groups...

    Vol 60 No 19 |
  • MALI

The talking cure

Their perceived neutrality as honest brokers helped to convince the Union pour la République et la Démocratie of opposition leader Soumaïla Cissé to take part in a three-day workshop to draft the terms of reference for the talks...

    Vol 59 No 16 |
  • MALI

Court in the act

Jihadist violence hampered voting in the fiefdoms in Mopti and the north of his chief rival Soumaïla Cissé whom he faces in the run-off on 12 August...

    Vol 59 No 15 |
  • MALI

Electoral déja-vu

Both the incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and his main challenger in the 29 July presidential election Soumaïla Cissé offer the electorate security improved basic services and infrastructure a diversified economy and jobs for the young...

Strains on the front line

On the opposition side former Prime Minister Moussa Mara and the official opposition leader Soumaïla Cissé have taken to touring the country in an effort to show they understand that Mali is more than just its capital...

    Vol 59 No 1 |
  • MALI

Wanted: change and security

A second round is therefore a virtual certainty probably pitting Keïta against either Soumaïla Cissé or Moussa Mara...

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