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Modibo Sidibé

Assumed office 
28 September 2007
President Amadou Toumani Touré
Preceded by Ousmane Issoufi Maïga

Born 7 November 1952 (1952-11-07) (age 57)

Modibo Sidibé (born 7 November 1952) has been the Prime Minister of Mali since September 2007.[1] He is the brother of economist and former Prime Minister Mandé Sidibé.[2]

Sidibé, who was born in Bamako,[3] was a police chief before serving as a technical advisor 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][3]

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][5] His government was named on October 3.[6]

He has also served as Inspector-General of Police.[1][3][5]


Political offices
Preceded by
Minister for Health, Solidarity and the Elderly of Mali
1993 – 1997
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Dioncounda Traoré
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mali
1997 – 2002
Succeeded by
Lassana Traoré
Preceded by
Secretary-General of the Presidency of Mali
2002 – 2007
Succeeded by
Diango Cissoko
Preceded by
Ousmane Issoufi Maïga
Prime Minister of Mali
2007 – present


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