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Traoré, Moussa, 1936-2020

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Personal name headingTraoré, Moussa, 1936-2020
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Variant(s)Traoré, Moussa, 1936-
Associated countryMali
Birth date1936-09-25
Death date2020-09-15
Place of birthKayes (Mali : Region)
Place of deathBamako (Mali)
Field of activityMali--Politics and government--1968-1991
AffiliationUnion démocratique du peuple malien
Organization of African Unity
Profession or occupationSoldiers Armed Forces--Officers Presidents Heads of state
Found inHis Visite d'Etat du président Moussa Traoré ... 1983: p. before t.p. (S.E. le général Moussa Traoré, secrétaire général de l'U.D.P.M., président de la République de Mali)
LC in RLIN, 6-10-86 (hdg.: Traoré, Moussa, 1936-; usage: none)
Wikipedia, March 7, 2017 (Moussa Traoré (b. Sept. 25, 1936) is a Malian soldier and politician who was President of Mali from 1968 to 1991)
The New York Times, Moussa Traore, longtime president of Mali, is dead at 83, Sept. 22, 2020, viewed online September 25, 2020 (Moussa Traore, who gained power in a military coup in 1968 and lost it in another coup in 1991, has died; death confirmed by his son Idrissa Traore, but not when or where or the cause; sentenced to death after [1991] coup, but his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment and then pardon in 2002 by Alpha Oumar Konare, president 1992-2002; born Sept. 5, 1936 in the western region of Kayes, then part of French Sudan; studied at a French military and served in the French army; was chairman of the Organization of African Unity as of 1988)
The Washington Post, Moussa Traoré, who ruled Mali for 2 years before being ousted in coupt, dies at 83, September 17, 2020, viewed September 25, 2020 (Moussa Traoré, a Malian army officer; died Sept. 15 at his home in Bamako; he was a young lieutenant when he led a coup ousting Modibo Keïta, the nation's first president; he and other officers set up the Military Committee for National Liberation, abolished the constitution and established a regime; Mr. Traoré ruled the country as its military leader until 1979, when he installed himself as civilisan president of a one-party state; his time in power was marked by corruption allegations and suspicious deaths, including that of Modibo Keïta while in detention; but he acquired a reputation for diplomatic skills while chairman of the Organization of African Unition, working to mediate conflicts including the Mauritania-Senegal border war and first Liberian civil war)
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