World Current Affairs August 2013 - Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita - New President for Mali

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has emerged as the victor in Mali's elections after his main rival, Soumaïla Cissé, conceded defeat. The concession – a day before the official election result was expected and only hours after Cissé alleged that voting was marred by fraud – is likely to release billions of dollars of foreign aid to the west African country. Previously he was Prime Minister of Mali from 1994 to 2000 and President of the National Assembly of Mali from 2002 to 2007.
He founded a political party, Rally for Mali (RPM), in 2001, and he has led the party since then. In May, donors of aid package met in Mali's capital, Bamako, to agree on an aid package of £2.7bn aimed at stabilising and boosting recovery in the country, whose economy has been stalled by years of mismanagement and by a war earlier this year after jihadist rebels seized control of the northern half of the country. The aid, pledged by 108 countries and organisations, was conditional on the holding of successful elections and adherence to a "political stabilisation" roadmap

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