Referred to by many as a 'soldier of democracy', former Malian President, Amadou Toumani Toure, has passed away while undergoing treatment in Turkey. He was 72.
According to AFP, Former Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure passed away at the age of 72 in the early hours of this morning. The former statesman's nephew, Oumar Toure, confirmed the news that his uncle had passed away while undergoing treatment for health reasons in Turkey. Additionally, it also reported that Toure had undergone heart surgery in the capital city of Bamako shortly before leaving for Turkey.