Modibo Sidibé

Modibo Sidibé (born 7 November 1952) is a Malian politician who was Prime Minister of Mali from September 2007 to April 2011.[1]

Modibo Sidibé
Modibo Sidibé 2008-07.jpg
Prime Minister of Mali
In office
28 September 2007 – 3 April 2011
PresidentAmadou Toumani Touré
Preceded byOusmane Issoufi Maïga
Succeeded byCissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
16 September 1997 – 9 June 2002
Prime MinisterIbrahim Boubacar Keïta
Mandé Sidibé
Modibo Keita
Preceded byDioncounda Traoré
Succeeded byLassana Traoré
Personal details
Born (1952-11-07) 7 November 1952 (age 67)
Bamako, French Sudan
(now Mali)
Political partyFARE AN KA WULI


Sidibé, who was born in Bamako,[2] was a police chief before serving as a technical adviser to the Ministry delegated to National Defense from 1986 to 1989; he was then the chief of staff (chef de cabinet) of the same ministry from 1989 to 1991. He was briefly the Director of the Cabinet of the Minister Delegate for Internal Security in 1991, then Director of the Cabinet of transitional military leader Amadou Toumani Touré from 1991 to 1992; in the latter position, he held the rank of Minister.[1][2]

He held the rank of Inspector-General of Police.[1][2][3]

As Prime MinisterEdit

Under President Alpha Oumar Konaré, Sidibé was named Minister for Health, Solidarity and the Elderly in April 1993. He remained in this position until he was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation on September 16, 1997.[1] After nearly five years as Foreign Minister, he was named Secretary-General of the Presidency (with the rank of Minister) by Amadou Toumani Touré on June 9, 2002, following Touré's election as President.[1][4] He served as Secretary-General of the Presidency until he was appointed as Prime Minister by Touré on September 28, 2007.[1][3] His government was named on October 3.[5]

Sidibé resigned on 30 March 2011.[6] His replacement was Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, who was appointed as Mali's first female Prime Minister late on 3 April 2011.[7] Sidibé was expected to stand as a candidate in the April 2012 presidential election,[8] but in the months that followed he said nothing to confirm the speculation. He met with President Touré on 6 September 2011 to tell Touré that he was resigning from his rank as Inspector-General of Police; given that it was legally necessary for him to resign that rank at least six months before the election in order to stand as a presidential candidate, the move was viewed as an indication of his plans.[9]


He is the brother of economist Mandé Sidibé, who was also Prime Minister for a time.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Modibo Sidibé, nouveau Premier ministre : Beaucoup d'expérience, une grosse capacité de travail" Archived 2008-03-01 at, L'Essor, number 16,043, 1 October 2007 (in French).
  2. ^ a b c CV at government website Archived 2009-03-22 at the Wayback Machine (in French).
  3. ^ a b "Modibo Sidibé nommé Premier ministre du Mali", Panapress, September 28, 2007 (in French).
  4. ^ "Nomination du nouveau chef du gouvernement et du nouveau Secrétaire général de la présidence: La garde rapprochée se met en place"[permanent dead link], L'Essor, June 11, 2002 (in French).
  5. ^ "Décret N° 07-383/P-RM du 3 octobre 2007"[permanent dead link], L'Essor, number 16,046, October 4, 2007 (in French).
  6. ^ "Mali PM resigns: government sources", AFP, 30 March 2011.
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Amadou Cisse", Africa Energy Intelligence N°650 , 21 April 2011.
  9. ^ "Mali : Modibo Sidibé lève un coin du voile sur ses ambitions", Jeune Afrique, 16 September 2011 (in French).
  10. ^ Longdorf, Amy (2009-08-26). "Former Malian PM Mande Sidibe dies". PanaPress. Afrique en ligne. Archived from the original on 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
Political offices
Preceded by
Dioncounda Traoré
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Lassana Traoré
Preceded by
Ousmane Issoufi Maïga
Prime Minister of Mali
Succeeded by
Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé