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Mali holds 1st poll since coup; rebels warn voters

The U.N. peacekeepers deployed here did their best to paint over the independence slogans emblazoned on the concrete wall surrounding one of the main polling stations in this contested city, the epicenter of last year's rebellion against Malian rule. The white paint they used wasn't thick enough thoFull story

Vote in Mali's north may decide country's future

This desert town and the surrounding region house just 0.5 percent of the people who registered to vote in Mali's presidential election, a number likely to have little impact on the race's outcome. Yet experts say the future of Mali is likely going to be decided by how this region that has been at t Full story

Four election officials kidnapped in northern Mali

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Four electoral officials and a deputy mayor were kidnapped by suspected Tuareg separatists in northern Mali on Saturday, officials said, adding to tensions stirred by ethnic clashes before next week's presidential vote. Full story

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Graffiti in favor of separatist rebel group MNLA is seen on a former prison in the northern town of Kidal
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A man injured during clashes lies on a hospital bed in the northern town of Kidal
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A man injured during clashes lies on a hospital bed in the northern town of Kidal, July 17, 2013. Mali's government accused northern Tuareg separatists on Saturday of violating a ceasefire deal signed last month after 4 people were killed in ethnic violence in the northern town of Kidal, a week ahea

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A monument covered in pro-separatist rebel group MNLA graffiti is seen in the northern town of Kidal

A monument covered in pro-separatist rebel group MNLA graffiti is seen in the northern town of Kidal, July 17, 2013. Mali's government accused northern Tuareg separatists on Saturday of violating a ceasefire deal signed last month after 4 people were killed in ethnic violence in the northern town of

Goats pick at garbage around a burnt-out shop which was set alight during clashes in the northern town of Kidal
Goats pick at garbage around a burnt-out shop which was set alight during clashes in the northern town of Kidal

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People seeking refuge from separatist Tuareg rebel group MNLA stand together in a Malian military camp in the northern town of Kidal
People seeking refuge from separatist Tuareg rebel group MNLA stand together in a Malian military camp in the northern town of Kidal

People seeking refuge from separatist Tuareg rebel group MNLA stand together in a Malian military camp in the northern town of Kidal, July 17, 2013. Mali's government accused northern Tuareg separatists on Saturday of violating a ceasefire deal signed last month after 4 people were killed in ethnic

Malian soldiers line up in a military camp in the northern town of Kidal
Malian soldiers line up in a military camp in the northern town of Kidal

Malian soldiers line up in a military camp in the northern town of Kidal, July 17, 2013. Mali's government accused northern Tuareg separatists on Saturday of violating a ceasefire deal signed last month after 4 people were killed in ethnic violence in the northern town of Kidal, a week ahead of elec