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Salif Keita Named Advisor To Junta Chief1 min read

Salif Keita Named Advisor To Junta Chief<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>

This was announced in a decree signed by Colonel Assimi Goita, the Military Leader who ousted the country’s elected President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, in 2020.

The transitional President, in a decree dated August 11 and published August 14, 2023, appointed five new special advisors.

The decree does not give details about the singer’s new role.

The 73-year-old singer has been a strong supporter of the junta, endorsing its narrative of national sovereignty and calling for the departure of UN peacekeeping troops from Mali.

Recall that Salif Keita had, in a letter some days ago, resigned from an assembly set up by the military in power since 2020 to act as a legislative body.

He gave no reason for his letter of resignation, stating that he would always remain “the undisputed friend of my country’s soldiers.”


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