Security forces and their allies the Imbonerakure youth militia created a climate of fear and intimidation.
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's government said on Wednesday it was delaying a July 9 referendum on constitutional amendments that would reinforce presidential powers and create new regions under an accord signed in...
"I don't think this referendum should happen," said the construction worker. "They rushed this through, and no one even knows what's in it."
Police in riot gear broke up the planned march in the commercial capital Abidjan as demonstrators were gathering early on Thursday.