Eye on Africa

In tonight’s edition: Mali’s army says it has seized the major rebel stronghold of Kidal in northern Mali. Ballot counting is underway in Liberia following the run-off vote between the incumbent and his rival. President George Weah is hoping for a second term as ex-VP, Joseph Boakai bids to unseat him. And they are growing calls for a boycott of Madagascar’s presidential election this week. Current leader Andry Rajoelina’s opponents accuse him of having played the system.