Bah Ndaw

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Bah Ndaw
President of Mali
Interim
In office
25 September 2020 – 25 May 2021
Vice PresidentAssimi Goïta
Preceded byAssimi Goïta (as Chairman of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People of Mali)
Minister of Defense
In office
28 May 2014 – January 2015
PresidentIbrahim Boubacar Keïta
Prime MinisterMoussa Mara
Preceded bySoumeylou Boubèye Maïga
Personal details
Born (1950-08-23) 23 August 1950 (age 70)
San, French Sudan (now Mali)
Military career
Allegiance Mali
Service/branchMalian Air Force
Years of service1973–2012
RankColonel

Bah Ndaw (also spelled N'Daw, N'Dah, and N'Daou; born 23 August 1950) is a Malian military officer and politician. He became the President of Mali on 25 September 2020. Between May 2014 and January 2015, he was Minister of Defense.

On 24 May 2021, Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane were arrested by the military and taken to Kati military base nearby Malian capital Bamako.[1] The next day, the UN Chief António Guterres called for their immediate release.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mali: President, prime minister arrested in 'attempted coup'". Deutsche Welle. 25 May 2021. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  2. "UN calls for immediate release of Mali President Bah Ndaw". BBC. 25 May 2021. Retrieved 25 May 2021.