Colonel Assimi Goita, the head of Mali’s military government on Thursday visited toppled former president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in hospital where he is undergoing treatment for a mini-stroke, family and medical sources said.

“A delegation from the ruling military, led by Colonel Assimi Goita, visited (the) former president in the clinic,” a doctor told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The former president who is 75, was admitted to a private health facility in the capital Bamako on Tuesday after suffering a so-called transient ischaemic attack, a doctor said on Wednesday.


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