Yamoussa Camara

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Yamoussa Camara
Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs
In office
24 April 2012 – 5 March 2014
Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra
Django Sissoko
Oumar Tatam Ly
Preceded by Sadio Gassama
Succeeded by Major Colonel Oumar Ndao
Personal details
Born c. 1953
Bancoumana, Koulikoro Region, French Sudan
Awards MLI National Order - Knight BAR.png Knight of the National Order
Silver Star of National Merit
Assalam 2 Commemorative Medal
Military service
Allegiance  Mali
Service/branch Malian Army
Years of service 1981-present
Rank Major
Commands 133th Nomadic Company
Chief of Staff of the Presidential Guard

Yamoussa Camara (born c. 1953) is a Malian soldier and politician.

Education and career[edit]

He graduate from the École Normale Supérieure in Bamako and the Ecole Superieure de la Guerre (Tunis 2006-2007), he also holds several certificates and patents. His military career led him to the joins the military school in Koulikoro. In 1981, he was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant.[1]

He served as the director of Prytanée Militaire in Kati from February 1996 to 30 March 2000 and later Chief of Staff of the National Guard from May 2011 to 22 March 2012. From 24 April 2012 to 5 March 2014, he served as the Malian Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Général Yamoussa Camara". Malijet. 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Le Gouvernement du mardi 24 avril 2012". Primature (in French). Government of Mali. 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Présidence de république : Le général Yamoussa Camara limogé" (in French). 7 March 2014.