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Aminata Touré
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13th Prime Minister of Senegal
In office
1 September 2013 – 4 July 2014
President Macky Sall
Preceded by Abdoul Mbaye
Succeeded by Mohammed Dionne
Personal details
Born (1962-10-12) 12 October 1962 (age 61)
Dakar, Senegal
Political party Alliance for the Republic
Alma mater University of Burgundy
Aix-Marseille University
International School of Management

Aminata Touré (born 12 October 1962) is a Senegalese politician who served as the Prime Minister of Senegal from 1 September 2013 to 4 July 2014. She was the second female Prime Minister of Senegal after Mame Madior Boye, and she previously served as Justice Minister from 2012 to 2013.

Her appointment as Prime Minister was announced while she was pursuing several corruption cases involving former government figures. She vowed to continue the course of "development and improving the living conditions of our citizens." She has been dubbed "Iron Lady" in the press due to her anti-corruption campaign and platform. She has worked for women's rights in her previous career positions.

Early life and career

The daughter of a doctor and a midwife, Aminata spent her schooling days in Tambacounda, where her father was assigned, and attended her sixth year at the Gaston-Berger High School in Kaolack In her youth, Aminata played football for the Dakar Gazelles. She also studied in France, where she obtained a Masters in economics in Dijon and a postgraduate degree in business administration in Aix-en-Provence. At university, she worked with the Communist Workers' League as a member and later joined the Movement for Socialism and Unity (MSU). She has worked in programs involved with family planning and reproductive health in Senegal, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire. She also worked for the United Nations Population Fund, where she was program coordinator for the Gender and HIV program in West Africa. She holds a Ph.D. degree in International Financial Management from the International School of Management. Her doctoral dissertation was focused on micro financing of women in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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