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First Lady of Mali
Lala Diallo
since May 24, 2021
ResidencePresidential Palace, Bamako
Inaugural holderMariam Travélé
Formation20 June 1960; 63 years ago (1960-06-20)

First Lady of Mali (French: Première dame du Mali) is the title held by the wife of the president of Mali, concurrent with the president's term of office.[1][2] The present first lady is Lala Diallo, wife of interim President Assimi Goïta, who has held the position since May 24, 2021.[3]

List of first ladies

# First Lady

(maiden name)

Portrait Tenure begin Tenure end Head of state Notes
1 Mariam Travélé 20 June 1960 19 November 1968 Modibo Keïta President Modibo Keïta, who was polygamous and had three wives, named his first wife, Mariam Travélé, as the official First Lady of Mali.[2] She was imprisoned by Moussa Traoré as a political prisoner from the 1968 Malian coup d'état, which overthrew her husband, until 1978.[2]
2 Mariam Sissoko 19 November 1968 26 March 1991 Moussa Traoré
3 Lobbo Traoré 26 March 1991 8 June 1992 Amadou Toumani Touré
4 Adame Ba Konaré 8 June 1992 8 June 2002 Alpha Oumar Konaré Adame Ba Konaré is a professional historian and academic.
(3) Lobbo Traoré 8 June 2002 22 March 2012 Amadou Toumani Touré
5 Unknown 22 March 2012 12 April 2012 Amadou Sanogo
6 Mintou Doucour[2] 12 April 2012 4 September 2013 Dioncounda Traoré
7 Keïta Aminata Maiga 4 September 2013 19 August 2020 Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
8 Lala Diallo August 19, 2020 September 25, 2020 Colonel Assimi Goïta President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was overthrown in the 2020 Malian coup d'état. The country was ruled by a military junta called the National Committee for the Salvation of the People led by Colonel Assimi Goïta. His wife, Lala Diallo, made no public appearances during this brief period.[3]
9 Married[4] September 25, 2020 May 24, 2021 Bah Ndaw Acting President Bah Ndaw refused to grant the title of First Lady to his wife during his brief, interim presidency.[4] Ndaw cited the need to keep his wife and other immediate family members out of public affairs during his transitional government.[4] President Ndaw was overthrown by his vice president, Colonel Assimi Goïta, in the 2021 Malian coup d'état on May 24, 2021.
10 Lala Diallo May 24, 2021 President Colonel Assimi Goïta Lala Diallo made her first public appearance as first lady at Goïta's inauguration on June 7, 2021.[3]

See also


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  2. ^ a b c d "Mali: Premières dames du Mali: Le pilier caché du pouvoir". Aujourd'hui-Mali. Mali Actu. 2017-03-04. Archived from the original on 2017-03-10. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  3. ^ a b c Coulibaly, Justin (2021-08-06). "Epouse du colonel Assimi Goïta, Lala Diallo enflamme la Toile". Archived from the original on 2021-06-08. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  4. ^ a b c Haidara, A.B. (2020-12-11). "Pour une gestion transparente de la transition: Bah N'Daw refuse le statut de la 1ère Dame pour son épouse Il renonce à 50 millions Fcfa de son fonds au profit de Assimi Goïta". Maliweb.infos. Archived from the original on 2020-12-30. Retrieved 2021-07-21.