Mali pays tribute to the final president Amadou Toumani Touré

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The previous head of state died final week in Turkey, the place he had simply come for therapy. This Tuesday, his nationwide funeral occurred in the midst of the navy engineering website in Bamako.

as reported from Bamako, Serge Daniel

A sober ceremony, however filled with emotion. Many individuals attended the nationwide funeral by Amadou Toumani Touré. Transitional President Bah N’Daw was current. Additionally seen the presence of Alpha Oumar Konaré, the previous president of Mali. It’s virtually the primary time since he resigned in 2002 that he attended an official ceremony.

There have been additionally international delegations this morning. Côte d’Ivoire was represented by Overseas Minister Ally Coulibaly. At his facet was the Congolese Prime Minister.

ATT’s coffin was positioned on a catafalque in entrance of his collapsed household. To the sound of navy music there was a parade of troops and an air parade.

There have been additionally interventions to greet the person Amadou Toumani Touré, to reward each “his simplicity” and the “builder” that he was, to reward the statesman, baby pal or soldier.

The funeral was to happen in the course of the day in a cemetery in Bamako. The nationwide flag is half mast in Mali in the course of the three days of nationwide mourning.

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