Mali Junta Gives Ousted President 3-Month Grace For Treatment Abroad

Mali Military has given ousted President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita maximum of three months to get back to the country after receiving medical care abroad.

The time limit was decided by the new junta and the regional group in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday.

Keita, 75, was flown to the United Arab Emirates on Saturday for treatment after he suffered transient ischaemic attack (a mini-stroke).

The former leader’s health worsened after being detained for 10 days by the junta.

Keita who was elected to office in 2013, had three years left in his second term before being ousted by the military.

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