Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who ruled from 2013 until 2020, when he was toppled by the military, died at home on Sunday. Al Jazeera reports that Keita, who won the election in a landslide in 2013 and was re-elected five years later, had promised to restore Mali’s honour as a model for democracy in West Africa. But slow reforms, a crumbling economy and decrepit public services and schools, along with a widely shared perception of government corruption, fed anti-Keita sentiment, sparking large protests in the capital Bamako.
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