Known by the acronym ATT, General Amadou Toumani Touré passed away at the age of 72.
After overthrowing the regime of General Moussa Traoré following a coup d’état in 1991. He will lead the transition for one year. Ten years later, he won the presidential elections in 2002 and will be overthrown in turn by a coup d’état in March 2012.
After some health concerns, the General left Bamako this past Saturday for Istanbul where he should rest and do additional examinations.
That same evening, he walked and boarded the plane on his own. A feat that reassured the audience that ATT is back in shape. He arrives on Sunday in Istanbul with his family and it is here that he will join his ancestors.
From the construction of social housing to road infrastructures, ATT will have left a memorable legacy in Mali.