Amadou Toumani Toure
The motivations that made Captain Amadou Sanogo and his men overthrow the democratically-elected Amadou Toure are what may be adequately described as power-hunger.
Sanogo claimed that Toure was incompetent in his handling of insurgency in northern Mali in 2012. He also accused the president of financial misconduct with no evidence.
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Interestingly, Sanogo’s shenanigans happened months before Toure had already been scheduled to leave office. The president then had to live Senegal in exile.