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Mali’s military junta visits ousted president in hospital



A delegation of Mali’s new military junta on Thursday visited ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in hospital.

A doctor in the hospital where the 75-year-old ex-president was admitted on Tuesday confirmed the development to journalists.

According to him, Keita was being treated for a mini-stroke.

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The ex-president was admitted to a private health facility in the capital Bamako after suffering a so-called transient ischaemic attack.

The doctor said: “A delegation from the ruling military, led by Col. Assimi Goita, visited (the) former president in the clinic.”

Keita’s relatives also confirmed the visit.

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