Mali holds state ceremony for ex-President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

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Mali’s former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been buried in the capital Bamako.

The ruling military government granted him a funeral with full honours, even though it deposed Keita in a coup in 2020.

He died of a stroke five days ago at the age of 76.

Al Jazeera’s @Nicolas Haque reports.

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Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres. The population of Mali is 19.1 million. 67% of its population was estimated to be under the age of 25 in 2017. Its capital is Bamako.

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