8 minutes read March 22, 2013 Welcome to Mali Bamako doesn’t feel like the capital of a country at war. True, people are stressed, and the pace of life might have slowed. The city’s building frenzy has subsided. Ça….. Read More 3 minutes read December 21, 2012 French President François Hollande went to Algeria Ah, the warm bath of public affection in the post-colony. French President François Hollande’s visit to Algeria this week was a little odd, on more than one count. Algeria is….. Read More 6 minutes read May 30, 2012 Mali’s Rebels and their Fans–Suffering and Smiling Strange bedfellows in the Malian Sahara of late. The Tuareg rebel movements that took control of northern Mali last month looked to have struck a deal over the weekend, only….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.