Malians vote

BAMAKO, Mali | Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

BAMAKO, Mali  — Malians voted Sunday in a runoff presidential election to determine if incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office in this sprawling West African nation threatened by rising extremist violence. He faced off against opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. Sunday’s polls had low turnout by closing amid attacks and threats of violence by … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

BAMAKO, Mali | Malians vote in presidential runoff amid security concerns

BAMAKO, Mali  — Malians are voting in a presidential runoff election between incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. Sunday’s polls opened to a light rain and a light turnout. Many worry that the vote in the sprawling West African nation could be marred by increased security concerns. In the July 29 first-round … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | Malians vote in presidential runoff amid security concerns