The Guardian reported on Monday that Islamist rebels fleeing the north set fire to a library in Mali. Some of the manuscripts lost dated back to the 13th century. “Of course, human casualties are a tragedy,” a colleague said. But there is just something about irreplaceable ancient artifacts being destroyed [...]
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So you’ve seen the headlines and heard the reports about Mali. If you are visiting Africa.com, we assume you care about the situation, but may still need a brush up on Mali and what is currently happening there. It’s Friday, so here are 10 facts and figures about Mali that’ll [...]
Mali is a country in turmoil with its government in disarray and rebels having taken control over the north. The military took control of the government back in March, under the guise of defeating the rebels. Africa.com presents its guide to the crisis in Mali.
One of the striking features of Senegalese filmmaker Moussa Toure’s new film, La Pirogue, is its vivid recreation of the economic desperation at the heart of illegal immigration. It tells the story of Baye Laye, a young boat captain from a Senegalese fishing village who faces an uphill struggle making ends meet for his poor family.
The recent political crisis in the previously stable and democratic country of Mali has not received the same level of media attention as the current conflicts between Sudan and South Sudan. Mali’s crises, however, carry the risks of becoming a significant disruption in the otherwise rapidly growing Western African region.
Malian exiles have been settled in humanitarian camps in the far southeast of Mauritania. There, drought has produced desert-like conditions of wind, heat, thirst, and epidemics. To take stock of the situation of these refugees, we spoke with the head of a Mauritanian NGO that was the first humanitarian organization to provide assistance to the refugees fleeing northern Mali.
Originally published in the magazine Africa Renewal, operated by the United Nations, this article follows the journey of Malian women who are making good profits by creating bazin, a local and popular fabric.
Although the public’s perception of sub-Saharan Africa as a fertile ground for dictatorships and civil conflict endures, a closer look at the continent’s recent history offers a different narrative: African coups and strongmen have been steadily declining since the mid-1990s.
Who are the friends, family, and fools? In a day and age where so-called “frenemies” are rampant, it is hard to trust who has Africa’s best interest at heart. While protests rage against post-independence dictators and coup d’etat in countries such as Mali, families are fighting amongst themselves.