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Friday, March 22nd, 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 va pas, but things are calm, even if late in March, far from cool. In the distant North, a fifth French soldier died over the

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

The bigger question is not why France decided to intervene in Mali, but why America has held off

Stephen W Smith in The London Review of Books:

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

The racial politics of Tuareg nationalism

Like good nomads ought to be, Tuareg desert blues super group Tinariwen are on tour. I hear good things about them as individuals, and I’m sure they’re all fine human beings, but I’m not a big fan....

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Mali’s coup — ‘Politics is bad’

Columbia history professor Gregory Mann writes the second of his of posts (here’s the first) on last week’s military coup in Mali for Africa is a Country:

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Sunshine for Europe

African Sunshine can power Europe. Do we see a world potential? Stanley, Burton and Speke did.

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