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Thousands turn out in show of support for Mali leader

Thousands of supporters of Mali's leader Ibrahim Boubacar Keita marched through the capital on Sunday, a day after opponents held a protest against his re-election in a disputed presidential run-off.
A supporter of Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cisse

Mali opposition supporters protest against poll result

Thousands of supporters of Mali's defeated opposition election candidate took to the streets in Bamako Saturday to protest the poll result, organisers said.
Malian outgoing president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita prepares to cast his vote in a polling station in Bamako. ISSOUF SANOGO- AFP

Mali in presidential runoff overshadowed by security crisis

Malians were called to the ballot box on Sunday for a presidential runoff likely to see Ibrahim Boubacar Keita return to office despite criticism of his handling of the country's security crisis.
Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, IBK seeks second term

Mali’s Ibrahim Keita on track for second term in election runoff

Malians vote on Sunday in a presidential runoff expected to return Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to the helm of a country battling jihadist violence and ethnic attacks.
Soumaila Cisse

Mali opposition not united for runoff presidential vote

Opposition candidates who fell short in Mali's presidential election have refused to back either of the frontrunners who will contest a runoff vote on Sunday.
Mali electoral officials attacked

12 killed as gunmen attack Mali election materials convoy

Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying election materials in central Mali, triggering a shootout in which four soldiers and eight attackers were killed, a Defence Ministry spokesman said by telephone on Wednesday.
At least 17 civilians were killed in ethnic violence in central Mali in one of a long series of attacks before a presidential election on Sunday. - Reuters

Violence mars Mali presidential election

Malians voted Sunday in a crucial presidential election as attacks disrupted polling in areas already beset by deadly ethnic and jihadist violence.
People look for their names on the electoral list at a polling station Monday in Bamako, Mali. Mali’s presidential polls open Sunday in the first round of voting. (Luc Gnago-Reuters)

Mali votes in presidential election after violence-marred campaign

More than eight million Malians will go to the polls on Sunday in a key electoral test for the fragile Sahel state, battling a wave of ethnic violence and jihadism.
Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, IBK seeks second term

Mali’s Boubacar Keita seeks second term in Sunday polls

Eight million Malians will go to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to give President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita a second term or hand the top job to one of his rivals. Polls will open at 8a.m. and close at 6pm.

Ousted Malian President Amadou Toure to return from exile

Mali’s ousted former president Amadou Toumani Toure will return to the country on Sunday for the first time since the coup that deposed him, he told AFP.

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