FORMER MALI PRESIDENT MOUSSA TRAORE IS DEAD

FORMER MALI PRESIDENT MOUSSA TRAORE IS DEAD

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Mali’s former ruler General Moussa Traoré is dead. 

He died on Tuesday, September 15, ten days to his 84th birthday. 

Traoré took power at the age of 32 following a coup that overthrew Mali’s first post-independence president, Modibo Keita. 

General Moussa Traoré ruled the Republic of Mali for 22 years before he was overthrown in March 1991. 

He died as a respected elder statesman with great political influence. The CNSP military junta visited him after they took over power in a coup that led to the resignation of former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on August 18.

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