Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, the Malian president ousted in a military coup last month, was hospitalized late Tuesday at a private clinic.
The former President’s actual ailment was not immediately known and it was unclear if he would be evacuated abroad for medical treatment given the circumstances.
Mr. Keïta, who was first elected in 2013, had three years left in his second term when soldiers detained him at his residence. Hours later, he appeared in a midnight broadcast on state television, telling Malians he would resign immediately so that no blood would be shed for him to stay in power.
A mediation delegation led by former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan met with Keita while he was in military custody and they later told journalists that Keita did not want to try to return to power.
France, the United Nations and others called for his immediate release and he ultimately was taken to his home Thursday where he remained under military surveillance.