Mali Presidential Vote Set for July 28

Mali will hold a presidential election on July 28, as the West African country tries to recover from its ongoing political crisis.

The poll would be the first since soldiers overthrew President Amadou Toure in March 2012, which allowed Islamist militants to seize control of the north.

French-led forces have driven the militants back but Mali’s government faces multiple challenges with the upcoming poll. Fighting in the north has displaced hundreds of thousands of Malians, and Tuareg …