Traore

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 30th, 2012
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Mali’s interim President Dioncounda Traore has called for talks with militant Islamists who have captured the north. He made the call in his first national address after returning last week following a two-month absence. He had been recovering in Paris from injuries sustained when he was beaten...
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Jul 28th, 2012
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Mali’s interim president Dioncounda Traore returned to Bamako on Friday amid tight security. He stayed for two months in Paris for medical treatment after he was attacked by a mob in his office. “I forgive my attackers,” the 70-year-old said at Bamako airport, as he landed late Frid...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 22nd, 2012
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The leader of Mali’s March 22 coup condemned the beating up of the interim president by pro-putchist demonstrators and called on Tuesday for a peaceful transition of power in the West African country. Caretaker President Dioncounda Traore suffered minor head injuries when protesters stormed his...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 21st, 2012
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West Africa’s regional bloc Ecowas has agreed a deal with Mali’s junta for Djouncounda Traore to remain as president beyond Monday’s deadline. As part of the deal, coup leader Capt Amadou Sanogo will get all the benefits of a former head of state. Mr Traore was initially sworn in fo...
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Apr 12th, 2012
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A labour activist turned political grandee, Mali’s Dioncounda Traore will be sworn in as interim president on Thursday with the job of pulling his West African country back from the brink of collapse. As speaker of national parliament, he inherits power from the hapless leaders of a March 22 co...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 9th, 2012
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BAMAKO — Dioncounda Traore, set to become Mali’s interim president, is a 70-year-old mathematician who described himself as a “political leader” but not a “politician.” Traore was chosen to oversee his country’s return to democratic rule following March 22 army cou...