VIDEO: International pressure risks making Mali election illegitimate

International pressure risks making Mali election illegitimate from Paul on Vimeo.

Shot between 9 – 24 July at various locations in Paris documenting the difficulty facing Malians who wish to obtain the right to vote in the run up to the 28 July elections.

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VIDEO: Malians in Paris frustrated over registration process for presidential elections

Mali is set to hold presidential elections in less than one month on 28 July despite concerns that the country is not ready. Rebels are still in control of the northern city of Kidal and the head of Mali’s Independent National Electoral Commission, Mamadou Diamoutani, has expressed doubts about the vote. Despite the concern, campaigning got underway on 7 July. France is home to approximately 300 000 Malians with the vast majority living in Paris. Many have been attempting to register to vote but have discovered they are not on electoral lists. (FIRST PUBLISHED ON AFRIK.COM)