The remains of former Malian President, Amadou Toumani Touré, will arrive in Bamako on Friday and the national funeral will take place on November 20, according to a source close to the family.
The source said the burial will be witnessed by several national and foreign personalities.
It said “the national funeral ceremony will be chaired by the president of the Transition, Bah N’Daw, who is currently on a tour of four West Africa countries (Ghana, Togo, Senegal and Guinea Bissau). The tour ends on November 17.
The former Malian president (2002 – 2012) died on November 10 in Istanbul, Turkey, at the age of 72.