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Mali’s Ex-President Amadou Toumani Touré Dies

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Mali’s ex-President Amadou Toumani Touré has died on Tuesday aged 72.

He passed away in Istanbul, Turkey where he was undergoing treatment after arriving in the country a few days ago.

The ex-President was said to have had undergone an emergency heart surgery in the capital, Bamako before he was taken to Turkey. 

He was Mali’s president from 2002 until he was deposed by a military coup in March 2012 that was led by General Amadou Haya Sanogo

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