Medical Treatment: Former Malian President Jets Out to United Arab Emirate

By Chris Udochukwu

Abuja (Precise Post) – The Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita who was ousted by a military coup in August, was evacuated late Saturday to the United Arab Emirates for medical treatment, a diplomat said.

The 75-year-old’s health has been in question since he was hospitalized following his detention for 10 days by the military junta now in power.

He left Mali with is wife, Aminata Maiga Keita, an attache, two doctors and four security agents, said the diplomat with knowledge of the situation but who insisted on not being quoted by name because he was not permitted to speak to press on the matter.

The plane was dispatched by the United Arab Emirates following a request from Malian authorities and Keita, so he can be treated at a military hospital in Abu Dhabi, the diplomat said.

Recall that one of the conditions given the military junta by ECOWAS was immediate and release of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from detention and to restore democratically governance not latter than one year.

The former president who also met with Jonathan-led ECOWAS team to Mali said he was no longer interested in his former Post.

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