Mali Coup: Five things to know about sacked Mali President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
The political hostility in Mali, a restless West Africa country took a new turn yesterday as the protesters sacked President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his Prime Minister yesterday after capturing the leader.
Leaders across Africa have tried severally without success to end the political hostility in Mali until yesterday when Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was arrested.
The military has taken over the government in Mali today after the sacked President dissolved the cabinet as the military promises to return the country to Democratic Government once the restlessness comes to an end.
Here are five things to know about sacked Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was President of Mali between 2013 and 2020 before he was forced to resign through a bloodless military coup yesterday.
Ibrahim Keita was Mali Prime Minister between 1994-2000 and he also got elected as President of Mali National Assembly between 2002 and 2007, just over a year after leaving office as Prime Minister in the West Africa country.
The former President was a founding father of the Malian popular political party, Centre-left political party, Rally for Mali(RPM), in 2001.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was two years into his second tenure as the President of Mali before he was ousted by the military after his re-election in 2018.
He was first elected as President of Mali in 2013 after a couple of failed attempts at becoming the country number one citizen.
The sacking of the Malian President brings to an end the reign of another unpopular leader in African after similar things happened in Ivory Coast and Egypt in recent times.