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Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK)

Date of Birth: 29/01/1945
Place of Birth: Koutiala, Mali


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Lining up for battle

Sawegnon is the founder-director of Voodoo Communications, which designed the slick re-election campaign materials for Ouattara in 2015 and Mali's Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta this year (AC Vol 59 No 15, Electoral déja-vu)...


    Vol 59 No 16 |
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Court in the act

Despite a calamitous first five years in office, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) sailed through the first round of the presidential election with 42% of the vote amid a flurry of allegations of electoral fraud...


    Vol 59 No 15 |
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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...

Super planes at super prices Three years after ordering them, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta went to the military air base at Senou on 12 July to inspect his new toys: four Embraer A-29 Super Tucano ground-attack aircraft...


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 |
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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 |
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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...


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