Modibo Keita (born 1942)

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Modibo Keita
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Prime Minister of Mali
Assumed office
9 January 2015
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
Preceded by Moussa Mara
In office
18 March 2002 – 9 June 2002
President Alpha Oumar Konaré
Preceded by Mandé Sidibé
Succeeded by Ahmed Mohamed ag Hamani
Personal details
Born (1942-07-31) 31 July 1942 (age 74)
Koulikoro, Mali
Political party Alliance for Democracy in Mali

Modibo Keita (born 31 July 1942 in Koulikoro) is a Malian politician who has been Prime Minister of Mali since January 2015. He previously served as Prime Minister for less than three months, from 18 March 2002 to 8 June 2002;[1] he was the final prime minister appointed by President Alpha Oumar Konaré.

In April 2014, he was appointed as President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's chief representative for negotiations with rebels.[2] President Keita subsequently appointed him to succeed Moussa Mara as Prime Minister on 8 January 2015.[2][3] He is a relative of both President Keita and founding father Modibo Keita, his namesake, as a descendant of the Keita princes of the Empire of Mali.


Political offices
Preceded by
Mandé Sidibé
Prime Minister of Mali
Succeeded by
Ahmed Mohamed ag Hamani
Preceded by
Moussa Mara
Prime Minister of Mali