Ibrahim Boubacar Keita reelected as Mali president

Posted on:17 Aug 2018 13:08:26
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita reelected as Mali president
17 August 2018 Current Affairs: Keita won with 67 percent of the vote in a runoff against opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse.

Keita, who is 73, will take office on September 4. His immediate challenges include strengthening a 2015 peace accord between the government, its allies, and former Tuareg rebels.

About Mali:

♦ Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa.

♦ Population  - 18 million

♦ Capital - Bamako

♦ Official language - French

♦ Currency - West African CFA franc
Keita won with 67 percent of the vote in a runoff against opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse.

Keita, who is 73, will take office on September 4. His immediate challenges include strengthening a 2015 peace accord between the government, its allies, and former Tuareg rebels.

About Mali:

♦ Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa.

♦ Population  - 18 million

♦ Capital - Bamako

♦ Official language - French

♦ Currency - West African CFA franc

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