Officials Counting Votes in Mali After ‘Abysmal’ Turnout

Election officials in Mali are counting votes after a parliamentary election that saw low turnout and some reports of irregularities.

Sunday’s vote is meant to be the last step in restoring democracy in Mali, where soldiers toppled the president last year and al-Qaida-linked militants took control of the north.

Abdel Fatau Musah, director for external relations for the Economic Community of West African States, told VOA that while there were some irregularities, observers did not…