Mahamadou Djeri Maïga

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Mahamadou Djeri Maïga
Vice-President of the Transitional Council of the State of Azawad
In office
6 April 2012 – 12 July 2012
President Bilal Ag Acherif
Preceded by Position Established
Succeeded by Position Abolished
Personal details
Nationality Azawadi

Mahamadou Djeri Maïga (alias Mohamed Jerry Maïga or Mahamadou Maiga Djeri) was the Vice-President of the Transitional Council of the State of Azawad, established by the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA).[1] After the MNLA lost the control of Northern Mali to Islamist groups, he fled to Niger.[2] Mr Djeri Mahamadou Maïga belongs to the Songhai ethnic group,one of the dorminant ethnic groups in northern Mali. Mr. Djeri's position in the movement symbolizes the inclusion of other ethnic groups in the fight for self-determination hitherto the reserve of the tuaregs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NMLA announces new council to govern Mali’s North". The News Tribe. 2012-06-11. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Tuareg rebel chiefs seek refuge in Niger after rout in Mali", Vanguard, 13 July 2012