Ousted Mali president Boubacar Keita suffers stroke

Ousted Mali president Boubacar Keita suffers stroke

- Mali's president, Boubacar Keita, has suffered a stroke-like attack

- Keita was rushed to a private clinic in Bamako, the nation's capital on Wednesday, September 2

- This came days after the embattled leader was ousted by a military junta

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After being outed by a military junta, Mali's president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, was on Wednesday, September 2, reported to have been rushed to a private hospital in Bamako, the nation's capital.

According to medical practitioners in Bamako, the president suffered an ischaemic attack which is stroke-like in nature and symptoms.

Ousted Mali president Boubacar Keita suffers stroke

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali (Source: UGC)
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Confirming this, a doctor at the Pasteur Clinic said: “According to thorough analysis, the president was the victim of a transient ischaemic attack. It is an alert, but he is recovering well at the moment."

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The Africa Reports has it that there are unconfirmed claims that Keita is possibly feeling cut off from his means of communication and family members after his telephone lines were confiscated by the junta during the coup.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Keita had been forced out of the presidency as he finally tendered his resignation on Wednesday, August 19, amid political unrest in Mali, hours after his arrest.

The leader of the soldier group informed journalists on Tuesday that Cisse and Keita were with them in Bamako, Mali's capital.

Prime Minister Boubou Cisse and President Keita were arrested by some mutinying soldiers before they were later taken to a key base in Kati, a town close to Bamako.

In the early hours of Wednesday, President Keita said he had resigned from his position in order to avoid bloodshed and violence between his loyalists and the opposition. Keita said that he had decided "to give up my duty from now on."

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After this, the military junta in Mali, which ousted Keita from the Bamako seat of power, had declared that he was free.

The junta made this known on Thursday, August 27, amid mounting pressure across the world calling for the release of the ousted president and restoration of the democratic order.

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