Mali. According to
Countryaah, the general elections held in April were chaotic.
Many were prevented from voting for organizational reasons,
which meant that the opposition demanded re-election and the
president's resignation. The demonstration called for by the
opposition was suspended after the government banned it. The
county constitutional court rejected the election two weeks
after it was held.
In July elections were held again and again this time was
preceded by unrest and boycotted by significant parts of the
opposition. President Konares's Alliance for Democracy in
Mali-the African Party for Solidarity and Justice, ADEMA,
won a superior victory and won 129 of the 147 seats in
Parliament. In September, the new government was formed,
which, like the previous one, was led by Ibrahim Boubacar
President Konaré also won by a large majority in the May
elections. He received such a large proportion of the vote -
95% - that the second round of voting was canceled. The
election was boycotted by the opposition and only 28% of
those entitled to vote voted.
Mali. The rebel groups Tuareg Unified Movements, Fronts
of Azawad and the Ghanda Koy movement announced in March
their "irrevocable resolution". In a symbolic act,
Tuaregrebeles burned their weapons.
In April, the government received a $ 91 million loan
from the International Monetary Fund. The South African
mining company Anglo American plans to expand the
exploitation of the country's gold deposits.