>> Mali's presidential election is going to a second-round, incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will have to face rival Soumaila Cisse in a runoff. Neither man secured the 50% required to win outright in the first round. Keita to managed to win 41% of the votes and Cisse just under 18.
But Keita's rival say that the election was rigged and that the outcome does not fully reflect the will of Malians, something Keita denies. Mali is a mostly desert country where jihadists with links to Al Qaeda and Islamic State roam. The north of the country was taken over by the militants who started imposing Sharia law in 2012.
They were initially pushed back by French troops, but have since regained territory and influence, making many scared to come out and vote. Armed assailants shut down 644 police stations on Sunday. And the European Union mission to observe the elections said there were, quote, irregularities, including in the distribution of electoral cards.
Overall turnout was just over 43%, among the lowest in West African elections.