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By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Sep 5th, 2013
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Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been sworn in as Mali’s new president, after winning the country’s first election since last year’s coup. Keita vowed to protect democratic gains and rebuild national unity during a small ceremony Wednesday in the capital, Bamako. The new president also pr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 20th, 2013
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Mali’s constitutional court has confirmed Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as the country’s new president, following a landslide victory. The 68-year-old won 77.62% of the vote in the second round of elections on August 11. Keita is a former prime minister and veteran of the political scene in Mali. He takes o...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Aug 15th, 2013
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Mali has moved a step closer to making a smooth transition of power following the peaceful and conciliatory concession of losing presidential candidate Soumaila Cisse. The mostly calm presidential run-off in the West African nation stands in stark contrast to the often contentious elections across mu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 15th, 2013
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Mali, and its new president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, must count themselves exceptionally lucky that he won such a convincing victory in both rounds of the recently concluded elections. The huge margin of his win, and the graceful concession from his main opponent, means IBK has a genuine democratic ma...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Aug 12th, 2013
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(CNN) — Malians headed to the polls Sunday to vote for a president after a coup last year plunged the nation into chaos and left the north in the hands of Islamists. Heavy rain fell in the morning, potentially lowering turnout. Early results could come in as early as Sunday night, though final ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Apr 19th, 2012
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BAMAKO — Mali’s police announced a wave of arrests overnight after officers seized containerloads of weapons, as the country’s new prime minister considered Thursday who should form his transitional government. Television footage showed assault rifles and ammunition clips as Colonel Diamo...