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    President IBK appoints Boubeye Maiga as new PM

    APA-Bamako (Mali)

    President Ibrahim Boubacar Kéïta (IBK) of Mali has appointed Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga as Prime Minister, an official source announced in Bamako on Saturday night.

    He replaced Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga, who handed in the resignation of his government members on Friday. No official reason was given for Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga’s sudden resignation.

    Until his appointment as Prime Minister, Soumeylou Boubeye Maïga held the position of permanent secretary at the Presidency since August 2016.

    A journalist by training, Boubeye Maiga becomes the 5th Prime Minister of Mali in less than five years.

    A graduate of the Center for Studies of Sciences and Techniques of Information (CESTI) of the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal, Boubeye Maiga continued his studies in France, where he obtained a diploma of specialization in higher studies (DESS) in diplomacy and administration of international organizations, in 1987 at the University of Paris-Sud.

    Born June 8, 1954 in the city of Gao, Mali, he also holds a degree in international economic relations from the Paris Institute of Administration.

    Politically, the new Malian Prime Minister is a member of the Malian Labour Party (PMT), and was one of the main architects of the fall of the regime of the late President Moussa Traore in 1991.

    He entered the Cabinet of Amadou Toumani Toure, then president of the Transitional Committee for the Salvation of the People (CTSP), as special advisor from April 1991 to June 1992.


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