Abdoulaye Idrissa Maïga
|Abdoulaye Idrissa Maïga|
|Prime Minister of Mali|
10 April 2017
|President||Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta|
|Preceded by||Modibo Keita|
|Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs|
3 September 2016 – 10 April 2017
|Prime Minister||Modibo Keita|
|Preceded by||Tiéman Hubert Coulibaly|
|Succeeded by||Tiéna Coulibaly|
|Born||(1958-03-11) 11 March 1958
|Political party||Rally for Mali|
Abdoulaye Idrissa Maïga is a Malian politician who is the Prime Minister of Mali since 8 April 2017. Previously he was Minister of Defence since 3 September 2016. As Defence Minister he succeeded Tiéman Hubert Coulibaly, who resigned after the takeover of the village of Boni by jihadist forces. Maïga previously served as Minister of Territorial Administration and Minister for the Environment, Water and Sanitation. During the 2013 presidential election, he was campaign director of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, who was elected as President.
On 8 April 2017 President Keïta appointed him as Prime Minister. A new government headed by Maïga was appointed on 11 April 2017. In the new government, Tiéna Coulibaly succeeded Maïga as Minister of Defence.
Maïga was born in Gao. He is a member of the Rally for Mali. Abdoulaye Idrissa Maïga had resigned in his duties and Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga had been prime minister of Mali.
WHO is Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga
Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga is a Malian politician and the Prime Minister of Mali since 31 December 2017. The leader of the Alliance for Solidarity in Mali, he previously served in the government of Mali as Minister of Foreign Affairs under President Amadou Toumani Touré from 5 April 2011 until the March 2012 coup d’état. Later he was Minister of Defense from 2013 to 2014 and was Secretary-General of the Presidency from 2016 to 2017.
Political career of Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga
As First Vice-President of ADEMA-PASJ, Maïga opposed the party’s decision to support President Amadou Toumani Touré’s bid for re-election in the April 2007 presidential election, and he was consequently expelled from the party.
Along with several other ministers, he was arrested during the coup when rebel soldiers stormed the presidential palace on 22 March 2012. On 25 March, he began a hunger strike along with 13 other arrested officials to protest his detention.
After Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta won the 2013 presidential election, Maïga was appointed to the government as Minister of Defense on 8 September 2013. He was replaced by Ba N’Dao following the army’s defeat at the hands of Tuareg rebels in Kidal in May 2014. Although some blamed him for the defeat, others believed he was being used as a scapegoat.
On 29 August 2016, he was appointed as Secretary-General of the Presidency with the rank of minister. for more click here