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Mali presidential election campaign kicks off amid tight security

The official campaign to become president of Mali kicked off on Saturday under heightened security, three weeks before election day in the West African nation. Mali’s incumbent president Ibrahima Boubacar Keita, who took office in 2013, and opposition frontrunner Soumaila Cisse are expected to be the two main candidates in the July 29 polls out of a field of 24 hopefuls. Securing the election More than 30,000 security and defence officers have been mobilised, according to the interior ministry, to “s

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