17 August 2018 Current Affairs: Keita won with 67 percent of the vote in a runoff against opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse.
Keita, who is 73, will take office on September 4. His immediate challenges include strengthening a 2015 peace accord between the government, its allies, and former Tuareg rebels.
♦ Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa.
♦ Population - 18 million
♦ Capital - Bamako
♦ Official language - French
♦ Currency - West African CFA franc