Soumeylou Boubèye Maga, the former Prime Minister of Mali, has died in captivity

Soumeylou Boubèye Maga, the former Prime Minister of Mali who was on trial for corruption, has died at the age of 67.

Mr Maga died on Monday at a hospital in Bamako, the capital, according to his relatives.

 

His relatives had earlier stated that he was being held in appalling conditions. In December, he was admitted to the hospital.

 

The military junta had ignored his pleas for medical evacuation, according to the Associated Press.

 

In 2011, Mr. Maga was also the foreign minister under President Amadou Toumani Touré.

 

Following the outcry over the killing of 160 Fulani villagers in April 2019 in Ogossagou, Mopti area, by alleged Dogon hunters, he resigned as Prime Minister.

Source :Ghanaweb news online 

 

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