Mali begins presidential vote count amid simmering insecurity

Aliou Diallo, leader of the Democratic Alliance for Peace (Alliance Democratique pour la Paix, or ADP-MALIBA) Party casts his vote at a polling station during the presidential election in Bamako, Mali July 29, 2018. REUTERS/Moustapha Diallo

BAMAKO (Reuters) – 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. Two dozen other candidates were contesting the presidency in a largely Saharan […]

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