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.
Here's a selection of articles that go the extra mile and poke holes in the narrow frame of the "Malian crisis."
SOS Democracy wants to raise voter turnout, educate them on their choices and hold the candidates and government accountable to voters.
I do know a bit about Mali, but I hardly recognize The New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson’s version of it.
Why France doesn’t want to let Aminata Traoré in and Germany allowed her only inside Berlin’s city limits
Malian writer, activist, former member of government Aminata Traoré is unwelcome in France, and, thanks to
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.
It’s quite a weekend for New York’s prodigal child. Hip-Hop, that burst of youthful energy that was
Stephen W Smith in The London Review of Books:
Salafist fighters burned hundreds of rare manuscripts, some of them unique and centuries old, before leaving Timbuktu to French paratroopers.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXZZor3Eo7s] No goals on Day 1, but they were flying in on Day 2! Great goals
Guest Post by Samira Sawlani* We won’t be surprised if Malians don’t care much for football
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.
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.