Mali activists call for referendum to be abandoned

27 June
The flag of Mali (Photo credit: Flickr)
The flag of Mali (Photo credit: Flickr)
An influential Malian political group called Sunday for a constitutional referendum to be abandoned until the government can assure the "liberation" of swathes of the country dominated by jihadists and former rebels. The vote on Mali's national charter was due on July 9 but was postponed in the face of internal opposition in government and following protests by thousands of Malians who believe the vote cannot be held democratically given the state of security in the country's north.
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