Yoro Diakité

Yoro Diakité (17 October 1932 – 13 June 1973)[1] was a Malian politician and military figure. Diakite was the Prime Minister of Mali and Head of the Provisional Government from 19 November 1968 to 18 September 1969. After being accused of organizing a coup attempt in 1971, he was condemned to life imprisonment and died in the Taoudenni prison camp in June 1973.[2]


  • "Dependency and Conservative Militarism in Mali" The Journal of Modern African Studies, 1975
  1. ^ Political Handbook and Atlas of the World. Council on Foreign Relations. 12 September 1970. Retrieved 12 September 2017 – via Internet Archive. Yoro Diakité 1932.
  2. ^ Papendieck, B.; Papendieck, H.; Schmidt, W. (photographer) (2007), Logbuch einer Reise von Timbuktu nach Taoudeni 23.–28.12. 2007 (in German), Mali-Nord. Includes photograph of grave.