Former Mali president Amadou Toumani Toure dies, says aide

Former Mali President Amadou Toumani Toure, an army general who won acclaim for pursuing democratic reforms before being toppled by a military coup in 2012, has died at the age of 72, an aide said on Tuesday.
He died in Turkey on Monday night, his chief of staff Seydou Cissouma told Reuters, providing no further details.
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