Mali to head to polls amid security crisis, coronavirus pandemic

After six years of delay, Mali’s parliamentary election is due on Sunday.
The president hopes the vote will bring peace after years of attacks by armed groups linked to al-Qaeda. But the main opposition leader was kidnapped a few days ago while out campaigning.
Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports.

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Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres. The population of Mali is 19.1 million. 67% of its population was estimated to be under the age of 25 in 2017. Its capital is Bamako.

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