Mali is holding presidential elections today. Key contenders include the incumbent, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, and the runner-up from the last elections in 2013, Soumaïla Cissé, but there are also twenty-two other candidates.
If you’re following the news and proceedings today, here are some key sources to use.
A few backgrounders:
- Tim Cocks/Reuters, “Malians to Elect President Amid Spiraling Violence”
- Kamissa Camara [now an advisor to Keïta], “Mali – Expert Briefing”
- Bruce Whitehouse, “Three Predictions About Mali’s 2018 Presidential Election”
- Morgane Le Cam/Le Monde, “Tout comprendre à l’élection présidentielle au Mali
- Arsène Bado, “Mali has an important election on Sunday. Will it be peaceful?”
- Myriam Marending, Dr Grégory Chauzal and Zoë Gorman, “Mali holds presidential elections: polls to the people, power to the incumbents”
A few sites providing frequent updates and extensive coverage, mostly in French:
And here are some important Twitter accounts, in no particular order and in a very incomplete fashion: Olivier Dubois, Baba Ahmed, Morgane Le Cam, Joe Penney, Andrew Lebovich, Aurelien Tobie, Jigi, and Mikado FM.
If you have other suggestions, please mention them in the comments.