Two brilliant filmmakers and two stunning documentaries creating new narratives about migration.
Slavery existed in the Sahel before the Transatlantic Slave Trade and endured beyond its abolitions. To this day.
The performative documentary 'Sun of the Soil' restores the historical record of the 'great king' of Mali, Mansa Musa.
As the death toll from political unrest rises in Mali, what's behind the conflict and how is it likely to end?
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.
What roles have francophone African women played in movements for pan-African liberation, historically and now?
The famed Malian musician celebrates his 70th birthday and 50 years in the industry in 2019.
How local conflicts in the Sahel-Sahara over justice, or rather its absence, get dragged into tensions between outsiders.
Mali can't guarantee its citizens that it will protect them.
Preserving the photographs of five Malian photographers - including Mamadou Cissé and Malick Sidibé - online.
Malians started arriving in New York City in the 1980s, numbering about 8,000 now. They also brought their music.
An interview with Samba Gadjigo, the late Ousmane Sembene’s longtime friend and official biographer about the resurgence of Sembene’s work.
It has become customary to discuss Mali while simultaneously ignoring Mali.
Timbuktu, a new film from acclaimed Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako has won a string of international awards,
Years of humanitarian and political emergencies in the Western Sahel—including ongoing food and water shortages, secessionist
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?
“Welcome back to civilization,” a family member said, slapping my shoulder. “How was Africa?” That was
Call me a curmudgeon, but I had never really understood the value of social media. I
A year ago, on January 11, 2013, France launched Operation Serval, sending 4000 troops into Mali.
In April 1962, Mandela traveled on an Ethiopian passport in the name of David Motsomayi. He visited Morocco, Algeria, and Mali.