President Amadou Toumani Toure of Mali

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Known affectionately as "ATT," Toure was popular as a revolutionary, popular as an interim president, and remains popular as a regional diplomat on a mission of peace throughout central Africa.
Toure was born in either 1943 or 1948 in Mpoti, Mali.
In April of 1990, Toure was sent for advanced military training to the Ecole Superieur de Guerre, a special war school in Paris, and remained there until December.
Expecting a better job upon his return, Toure was disappointed when he was not immediately offered a promotion.
With popular sentiment on his side, Toure was able to convince other senior officers to join him.
In addition to his work in Mali, Toure has established himself as an important regional diplomat, taking part in peacemaking efforts throughout Africa.
In 1997, Toure turned his attention to the Central African Republic, where he led the International Follow-Up Committee that successfully negotiated a cease-fire between government and rebel factions there.
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President Amadou Toumani Toure was widely expected to win a second.
TOURE has agreed to the participation of Mali at the said Festival.
GCi - President Amadou Toumani Toure, of the Republic of Mali, received on Friday morning the credentials of the so-called Secretary of the Libyan People's Bureau in Mali.
The Libyan leadr arrived in the Malian capital on Saturday evening from Conakry, Guinea, while Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure was away to inaugurate.
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Peace Corps Director Pledges Expanded Operations in Mali Malian President Toure visits Peace Corps HQ in Washington 770 By Charles Corey Washington File Staff Writer Washington -- Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure was greeted at Peace Corps headquarters with a standing ovation from Peace Corps volunteers June 24 as Peace Corps Director Gaddi H.
President Amadou Toumani Toure has won a second five-year term as leader of Mali, according to provisional results from Sunday's vote.
Toure received 68 percent of the vote, far more than the 51 percent he needed to avoid a runoff election, according to Interior Ministry official Boubacar Sow.
President Amadou Toumani Toure is the head of state for Mali.
But when General Toure took early retirement from the army in October 2001, it was clearly a sign he had changed his mind and was preparing to enter the presidential race.
More recently, Mr Toure has surfaced as a rather taciturn man, prone to shows of temper and impatience.
The territorial administration ministry, which organized the elections, was still collating official results, but said with 28 of 49 electoral areas counted, Toure had 72 percent of votes and his closest rival Ibrahim Boubacar Keita just 15 percent.
Toure has also promised more investment in northern areas which have seen sporadic violence over the past two decades by nomadic populations such as the light-skinned Tuareg, who complain of marginalization by the black African government.
Toure has had an important past share in leading his country of 11 million people to democracy.
Final figures released by the interior ministry showed Toure had won 64.
As the leader of Toure Kunde, a ten-piece band that included his brothers Ismael and Sixu, Toure had helped to bring the traditional music of Senegal up to contemporary standards.
Toure has presided over a coalition government since 2002 and is backed by more than 30 parties grouped around the Alliance for Democracy and Progress (ADP.
A visit from President Amadou Toumani Toure was a highlight of the exhibition.
President Bush and Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure met at the White House to discuss efforts to combat terrorism, as well as AIDS and Malaria.
President Toure says allowing Islamic radicalism to spread is not acceptable.