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Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK)

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

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    Vol 57 No 19 |
  • MALI

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 |
  • MALI

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...

EU ups security demands

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta is failing to take a strong political lead or resist the clannish family and vested interests that convinced him to dismiss his already weakened modernising Prime Minister Moussa Mara in January...

    Vol 56 No 20 |
  • MALI

IBK ploughs into trouble

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta is in the midst of another big public spending row after making a supposedly personal gift of 1 000 tractors to rural communities just in time for the next farming season...

    Vol 56 No 13 |
  • MALI

A peace deal, against all odds

Three days after presiding on 20 June over the signing in Bamako of a peace agreement between northern rebels and President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta Mongi Hamdi was in New York trying to drum up support at the United Nations Security Council to prolong the peacekeepers' presence...

    Vol 56 No 12 |
  • MALI

Desert war, Bamako rumbles

Missed callScepticism about President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) is something northerners and southerners share...

    Vol 56 No 1 |
  • MALI

IBK on the back foot

While the north dominates the news Mara faces ample pressure on other fronts not least recurrent rumours that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta might soon drop him...

    Vol 55 No 21 |
  • MALI

Crisis returns as talks falter

The government's position has been further hampered by the failure of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta to provide visionary political leadership and set out in accessible popular terms a picture of what a rebuilt Mali including the north could look like...

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