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Former Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré Dies At 72

Amadou Toure

Mali’s former President Amadou Toumani Toure, who led the Sahel nation for a decade before being removed in a coup, has died in Turkey aged 72, a family member and a doctor said.

“Amadou Toumani Toure died during the night of Monday to Tuesday in Turkey,” where he had been taken for health reasons, his nephew Oumar Toure told AFP news agency on Tuesday.

Toure came to power in 1991, when he led a coup against dictator Moussa Traore, after 22 years of hardline rule.

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