Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Malian President Ousted in 2020, Dies at 76

Mr. Keita was elected in 2013 with a mandate to stem the country’s many crises. But during his tenure, they escalated.

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U.S. Returns Over 900 Confiscated Artifacts to Mali

A Homeland Security investigation had discovered funerary objects, Neolithic relics and more in a shipping container in 2009.

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FIBA President Hamane Niang Steps Aside Amid Sexual Abuse Investigation

Hamane Niang, the leader of basketball’s global governing body known as FIBA, led Mali’s federation at a time of systemic exploitation of female players, activists say. FIBA announced an investigation.

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Mali Appoints New President After Military Coup

Regional leaders have insisted the West African country return to civilian rule. The new interim president is a retired colonel and former defense minister who served under the ousted president.

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Mali Coup Leaders Pledge Democracy After Deposing President

The plotters appealed to Malians and foreign powers in a televised address to the nation, and said that new elections would be held to replace the detained president, who had been democratically elected.

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