Moussa Traoré

  • Africa & World

    Mali holds state funeral for former dictator Moussa Traoré

    Mali held a state funeral for ex-dictator Moussa Traore on Friday, attended by the head of the ruling military junta and other former leaders of the Sahel state. Traoré, who ruled Mali for 22 years before being deposed in a 1991 coup, died at age 83 in the capital Bamako on September 15. The former autocrat was buried at a Bamako military…

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  • Africa & World

    BREAKING: Former president Moussa Traoré dead at age 83

    IN POWER from 1968 to 1991, Mali’s Moussa Traoré, who forcibly took over from Modibo Keïta, the ‘father of independence’, has died in Bamako at the age of 83. He had burst onto the Malian political scene in November 1968.  Based on growing popular discontent with Modibo Keïta, a group of young officers, including Lieutenant Moussa Traoré, overthrew the Malian ‘father…

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