Mali can't guarantee its citizens that it will protect them.
And can someone tell the BBC: No, Blaise Compaore is not a "peacemaker."
Why is the conversation in New York about what the government will do about an epidemic, while for West Africa many look instinctively to NGOs?
In April 1962, Mandela traveled on an Ethiopian passport in the name of David Motsomayi. He visited Morocco, Algeria, and Mali.
It's worth remembering that the outcome of this election will represent stability more than change.
I do know a bit about Mali, but I hardly recognize The New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson’s version of it.
The French news magazine, Courrier International, did a special issue: "Afrique 3.0." We had a closer look. Is it any good?
France's intervention never offered a real solution to any of Mali's problems, but created a set of problems to the ones this country would otherwise have faced.
Ibrahima Touré’s feature film adaptation of Ly’s powerful novel, "Toiles d’araignées" (Spiders’ webs) may be what Mali needs now.
Salafist fighters burned hundreds of rare manuscripts, some of them unique and centuries old, before leaving Timbuktu to French paratroopers.
Would former US Assistant Secretary for Africa, Susan Rice, have been a good choice for Barack Obama's Secretary of State?
This is not a neo-colonial offensive. The argument that it is might be comfortable and familiar, but it is bogus and ill-informed.