The heat is on in Bamako. The political crisis in Mali is moving so fast, by the time we publish, things have moved on. Here’s a good backgrounder.
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.
Hollande’s visit coincided with a vote in the UN Security Council authorizing ECOWAS intervention in Mali; something Algeria, Mali’s northern neighbor, objected to.
Mali’s interim Prime Minister is forced out by soldiers. What that means for Mali’s political future is anyone’s guess, but it doesn’t look good.
Foreign journalists would do well to get their heads around Mali’s crisis, because all signs are that it will be around for a while.
Francois Hollande want French-African relations to be transparent. Is this a new African policy or the old FrançAfrique?
When Deacon, a member of the band Animal Collective went to Mali to make an album and … to end slavery.
Last week’s assaults on the tombs of saints, scholars and prominent ancestors in Timbuktu punctuated a long, leaden moment in Mali’s crisis.
Mali’s rebel armies, their shifting alliances and their fans make for quite a spectacle.