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Mali's Keita promises to tackle rising violence in inaugural address

Sep 04 2018

BAMAKO Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita promised on Tuesday to address deteriorating security caused by an Islamist insurgency and inter-ethnic clashes as he was sworn in for a second five-year term.

Mali president Keita wins landslide election; faces uphill struggle

Aug 16 2018

BAMAKO Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a landslide victory in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the government said on Thursday, giving him a second term to try to turn back a surge in ethnic and Islamist militant violence. | Video

Mali president claims election victory amid fraud accusations

Aug 14 2018

BAMAKO Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won re-election "comfortably" based on his campaign's vote count, his spokesman said on Tuesday, dismissing claims from the opposition that they won.

Low turnout in Mali election due to security fears, opposition charges fraud

Aug 13 2018

BAMAKO Voters stayed away in droves from Mali's run-off presidential election due to fears over security and simple apathy, but the voting process was generally fair despite a number of incidents, election monitors said on Monday. | Video

Mali votes in run-off amid heavy security to counter militant threat

Aug 12 2018

BAMAKO Malians voted in a run-off presidential election on Sunday but observers reported that turnout was low, with several polling stations coming under attack from armed men and one election official killed.

Mali election heads to run-off between President Keita and rival Cisse

Aug 03 2018

BAMAKO Mali's presidential election will go to a run-off poll after President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita failed to get enough votes to win a second term in office outright, according to preliminary figures provided by the government. | Video

Mali candidates allege poll fraud ahead of result

Aug 01 2018

BAMAKO Fifteen Malian opposition candidates demanded on Wednesday that the government investigate what they said was fraud in Sunday's presidential election, which was beset by armed attacks and problems with the distribution of voting cards.

Third candidate claims place in Mali election run-off

Jul 31 2018

BAMAKO Three candidates in Mali's presidential election claimed on Tuesday to have made it into a two-candidate run-off vote, adding to confusion over a poll beset by claims of irregularities and armed attacks that prevented thousands from voting.

Mali begins presidential vote count amid simmering insecurity

Jul 29 2018

BAMAKO Vote counting began in Mali on Sunday evening after an election to determine whether President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will win a second term, amid ethnic and jihadist violence that has dramatically worsened since he came to power five years ago. | Video

Suspected jihadists kill 40 Tuaregs in north Mali - governor

Apr 28 2018

BAMAKO Suspected jihadists killed 40 Tuaregs, mostly young men, in two attacks in northern Mali's Menaka region, which the local governor said seemed calculated to spark an ethnic conflict between Tuareg and Fulani herders.

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U.S., North Korea to hold talks on second Trump-Kim summit

North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is expected to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.