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Kumba Ialá
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3rd President of Guinea-Bissau
In office
17 February 2000 – 14 September 2003
Personal details
Born (1953-03-15)15 March 1953
Bula, Portuguese Guinea
Died 4 April 2014(2014-04-04) (aged 61)
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Kumba Ialá Embaló, also spelled Yalá (15 March 1953 – 4 April 2014), was a Bissau-Guinean politician who was president from 17 February 2000 until he was removed in a bloodless military coup on 14 September 2003.

He belonged to the Balanta ethnic group and was President of the Social Renewal Party (PRS).

In 2008 he converted to Islam and took the name Mohamed Ialá Embaló. He was the founder of the Party for Social Renewal.

Ialá died from cardiac arrest on 4 April 2014 in Bissau. He was 61 years old.

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