Mali scrambles to be ready for Sunday's 'fresh start' vote




 
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Mali scrambles to be ready for Sunday's 'fresh start' vote
 
August 11th, 2013  
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Mali scrambles to be ready for Sunday's 'fresh start' vote
By David Lewis and Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO (Reuters) - Malian election officials scrambled to distribute voting material for an election on Sunday intended to provide a fresh start to a country divided by a coup and a war in its desert north. Candidates wound up campaigns promising reconstruction and reconciliation but, underscoring security fears despite a successful French offensive against al Qaeda-linked fighters, an Islamist group threatened to attack polling stations. ...




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