General Yamoussa Camara, the Mali junta's éminence grise

Yamoussa Camara, then secretary of defence, stands with François Lecointre, commander of the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) on 18 March 2013.
Yamoussa Camara, then secretary of defence, stands with François Lecointre, commander of the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) on 18 March 2013. © Oliver Lang/dpa/picture-alliance/MaxPPP
Yamoussa Camara has in less than a year become one of the most influential figures in Mali's Koulouba presidential palace. Junta leader Assimi Goïta made him his permanent secretary last year, and he advises the five putschist colonels he had under his command at a military high school in the 1990s. [...] (996 words)
Issue dated 15/11/2022 Reading time 4 minutes
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