Mali’s former president Moussa Traore passes away

Former President of Republic of Mali, who was in power from 1968 to 1991, General Moussa Traore passed away. He was born in 1936 in Kayes, Mali. He was a former military leader, forcibly took over the reign from Modibo Keita (known as the ‘father of independence’), after participating in a military coup. However, in March 1991, he himself was overthrown by popular protests and a military takeover.

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