Sidibé Aminata Diallo

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Sidibé Aminata Diallo is a Malian academic and politician.


Diallo is a member of the faculty of Economic Sciences and Management at the University of Bamako, where she specializes in land management.[1]


On 12 March 2007, Diallo declared her candidacy for the position of President.[2] She was one of 8 candidates contesting the April 2007 presidential election. She was also the first female presidential candidate ever in Mali and was running as the candidate of the Movement for Environmental Education and Sustainable Development. Her primary interest is sustainability and environmental protection.[1] Diallo received over 12,000 votes in the election, 0.55% of the total.[3]

Following the election, Diallo was appointed as Minister of Basic Education, Literacy, and the National Languages on 3 October 2007.[4] She held that position until being replaced by Salikou Sanogo on 9 April 2009.[5]


  1. ^ a b Almahady Cissé, "A Presidential Election That Breaks With Tradition", Inter Press Service (, 24 April 2007.
  2. ^ "Malian woman announces candidacy for presidency", African Press Agency, 13 March 2007.
  3. ^ "Présidentielle au Mali: la Cour constitutionnelle valide la réélection de Touré", AFP (, 12 May 2007 (French).
  4. ^ "Mali: Amadou Toumani Touré remanie", (, 3 October 2007 (French).
  5. ^ "LE NOUVEAU GOUVERNEMENT", L'Essor, 10 April 2009 (French).