The Malian music star Salif Keïta has been appointed special advisor to the head of Mali’s military junta.
The internationally renowned singer-songwriter has been named as one of five such aides to Col. Assimi Goïta, who ousted the elected president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta in 2020.
The decree does not give details about his new role.
The 73-year-old musician, referred to as the Golden Voice of Africa, has been a supporter of the junta, endorsing its narrative of national sovereignty and calling for the departure of UN peacekeeping troops.
Last week, he announced he was stepping down from a junta-appointed legislature.