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Oumar Tatam Ly

Oumar Tatam Ly
Prime Minister of Mali
In office
5 September 2013 – 5 April 2014
PresidentIbrahim Boubacar Keïta
Preceded byDjango Sissoko (Acting)
Succeeded byMoussa Mara
Personal details
Born (1963-09-28) 28 September 1963 (age 60)
Paris, France
Political partyIndependent
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Graduate School of Economic and Commercial Sciences

Oumar Tatam Ly (born 28 September 1963)[1] is a Malian politician who was Prime Minister of Mali from 5 September 2013 to 5 April 2014. He was previously a special adviser at the Central Bank of West African States.

Early life and education

Oumar Tatam Ly was born in 1963 in Paris. His father was Ibrahima Ly, a political activist during Moussa Traoré's rule, and his mother was Madina Ly-Tall, who was an ambassador during Alpha Oumar Konaré's presidency.[2] Tatum Ly holds a degree in economics from Panthéon-Sorbonne University and a Masters from ESSEC Business School.[1] He also received a diploma from École normale supérieure de Lyon.[2]


Tatam Ly originally started working at the World Bank before moving to the Central Bank of West African States in 1994. During his career at the BCEAO, he was promoted from director of finance to special advisor.[1]

Prime Minister

Tatam Ly was appointed as Prime Minister of Mali by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on 5 September 2013, a day after Keïta was sworn in as President. After being swore in, Tatam Ly focused on achieving the President's promises of bringing the people of Mali together and ending Mali's systemic corruption.[2] In order to fulfill Keita's promises, Tatam Ly created the post of Minister of Reconciliation and assigned the position to Cheick Ouamar Diarrah.[3]

At the end of November 2013, his proposed visit to the northern city of Kidal and the consequent police repression of protests led to the MNLA aborting the ceasefire agreement.[4]

Tatam Ly and his cabinet resigned on 5 April 2014. Moussa Mara was appointed to replace him on the same day.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Oumar Tatam Ly appointed Mali's prime minister". 9 September 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Wilson, Steve (6 September 2013). "Mali makes banker Oumar Tatam Ly its first post-war Prime Minister". Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  3. ^ "New Mali Cabinet includes post for reconciliation and development of north". 25 March 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Tuareg separatist group in Mali 'ends ceasefire'". BBC News. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Mali government resigns, new PM appointed - state TV", Reuters, 5 April 2014.
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