Internet blackouts are a growing trend for Africa. Governments, like in Mali, claim to have shut down connections during elections and crisis periods on grounds of security. But rights groups and opposition dismiss these claims.
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Malians voted in presidential runoff Sunday amid heavy security to thwart violence, to decide betweeen incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Soumalia Cisse.
Malians will go to the polls in runoff presidential election on Sunday with threats of terror attacks on their minds just as during the first round.
Numerous countries have seen increasing attacks on core elements of democracies, including guarantees of free and fair elections
Both have dabbled in politics but come from the world of business, raising hopes that they could better tackle rampant corruption
Mali local government administrators are at the front line of organizing next month’s presidential election
Popular artist Ras Bath paints a picture of how he says Mali’s ruling class holds on to power and perks
Raising voter expectations of politicians has a substantial impact on their well being according to new study
Neighboring Sahara desert democracy Mali and Mauritania seek stability through rebooted alliance
Murder of two colleagues denounced as Mali journalists march against violence wave toward press