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Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been hospitalised after suffering a brief stroke-like attack.

Keita, 75, was admitted to a private clinic in the capital Bamako on Tuesday evening, Punchng reported.

“According to thorough analysis, the president was the victim of a transient ischaemic attack. It is an alert, but he is recovering well at the moment,” a doctor at the facility said.

A transient ischaemic attack, also called a mini-stroke, happens when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted for a few minutes, causing stroke-like symptoms such as numbness on one side of the body, vision difficulties or confusion in understanding speech.

Although the symptoms are typically short-lasting, they are often a warning sign for future strokes, experts say.



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