Obama congratulates Mali's Keita on election win

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday congratulated Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on his victory in Mali's election and vowed to work with him as the country emerges from months of conflict.

"We encourage the candidates and their supporters to accept the results, and to use this election as a foundation for further progress on democracy, national reconciliation, and addressing the security and humanitarian crises in the north," Obama said in a statement.