Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
The Malian government has delayed by a month legislative elections initially scheduled for October 28, citing delays in registering candidates.
Re-elected Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has vowed to restore peace to the troubled north of the Saharan country hours after a UN peacekeeper was injured there in a jihadist rocket attack.
Mali's Constitutional Court has declared Ibrahim Boubacar Keita president after the 73-year-old incumbent won elections that his opponent, former minister Soumaila Cisse, 68, has said were marred by fraud.
Mali's opposition leader Soumaila Cisse says he rejects results proclaiming incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the winner of a runoff presidential election.
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning a landslide in a runoff ballot, according to official figures.
Malian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse says he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, violence and low turnout, calling on the population "to rise up".
The first round of voting in Mali's presidential election has given outgoing President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita a conclusive lead over his rival - but unresolved anger and finger-pointing over the results have highlighted some of the country's divisions.
Incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will face opposition figure Soumaila Cisse in the second round of Mali's presidential election on August 12, an official has announced.
More than 700 polling stations across Mali were not able to operate in the elections, which took place under the threat of attack by extremists, the government has said.
Mali is set to hold crucial polls with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita seeking re-election in a country reeling from jihadist violence and ethnic attacks.
Mali's president has reappointed Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga and ordered him to form a new government, a statement from the presidency has said.
The main opposition candidate in Mali's contested elections says he "categorically rejects" the results of the presidential run-off that handed a second term to Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
More than a thousand supporters of Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cisse have gathered in the capital Bamako after he lost a presidential run-off to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita amid accusations of fraud.
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning in a runoff ballot by 67%.
Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won another term in a runoff election with more than 67% of the vote.
Vote counting has been underway across Mali after a tense presidential runoff marked by violence, polling station closures and low turnout.
Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will face opposition figure Soumaila Cisse in a run-off vote after neither secured more than 50% in the first round of the presidential election, an official has said.
Counting is under way in Mali following a key presidential election that saw balloting halted at hundreds of polling stations because of violence in restive regions of the poor Sahel country.
Mali's voters have been warned: Months before the presidential election, the local branch of al-Qaeda issued a statement telling people in this increasingly volatile West African nation to stay away from the polls.
Mali faces huge challenges. Through the upcoming presidential election, Malians will tell the next president what they will and won't accept for their future, writes The Conversation.
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