Assimi Goïta

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Assimi Goïta
Assimi Goita, August 2021 (cropped).png
Goïta in August 2021
President of Mali
Interim
Assumed office
24 May 2021
Prime MinisterChoguel Kokalla Maïga (interim)
Preceded byBah Ndaw (interim)
Vice President of Mali
In office
25 September 2020 – 25 May 2021
PresidentBah Ndaw
Preceded byMalick Diaw
Succeeded byVacant
Chairman of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People of Mali
In office
18 August 2020 – 25 September 2020
Prime MinisterVacant
DeputyMalick Diaw
Preceded byIbrahim Boubacar Keïta (president)
Succeeded byBah Ndaw (interim president)
Personal details
Bornc. 1983 (age 38–39)
Mali
Spouse(s)Lala Diallo
Alma materJoint Military School in Koulikoro
Prytanée militaire de Kati
Military service
Allegiance Mali
Branch/serviceMalian Armed Forces
RankColonel
UnitAutonomous Special Forces Battalion
Battles/warsMali War

Colonel Assimi Goïta (born c. 1983) is a Malian military officer. He has been the President of Mali since 24 May 2021. Goïta was the leader of the military junta that took power from former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta in the 2020 Malian coup d'état.[1] Goïta later took power from Bah Ndaw after the 2021 Malian coup d'état[2] and called himself president.

References[change | change source]

  1. "El coronel Assimi Goita, designado nuevo hombre fuerte de Mali tras el golpe" [Colonel Assimi Goita appointed Mali's new strongman after the coup]. efe.com (in Spanish). 19 August 2020. Archived from the original on 20 August 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  2. Emmanuel Akinwotu (25 May 2021). "Mali: leader of 2020 coup takes power after president's arrest". The Guardian. Lagos, Nigeria. Archived from the original on 24 May 2021. Retrieved 26 May 2021.