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Mali Conflict

Suicide Bomber Attacks UN Base In North Mali

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

BAMAKO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a patrol base in northern Mali, the U.N....

The Social Life of Music -- in Mali

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Paul Stoller

When Islamic militants took over large swaths of northern Mali they forced the local inhabitants, who tend to follow moderate Sufi approaches to Islam, to accept a reactionary Taliban version of The Prophet's religion.

Al Qaeda Outfit Seeks Hearts And Minds On Twitter

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 04.23.2013 | World

-- Battered by a French-led military campaign in Mali, al-Qaida's North African arm is trying something new to stay relevant: Twitter. The PR campaig...

Mali: Mission Accomplished -- Hollande's Bush Moment

Barry Lando | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Barry Lando

Fifty years after it became independent, Mali has still to rely on its former colonial ruler to keep the country intact. But France no longer has the appetite nor the resources to play a colonial role. Hollande is having a hell of a time just attempting to rule his own restive nation.

Timbuktu... Finally!!

Mat Jacob | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Mat Jacob

Arriving at the dusty hotel that had just re-opened the day before as the rebels were fleeing Timbuktu, we realized that we had made it. But as we stretched out that night, filthy and exhausted, it dawned on us that our work was only just beginning.

Mali -- Let's Not Forget Those Who Have Suffered the Most and Seen the Worst

CARE | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
CARE

Despite the fact that Mali and its people might be a world away, they are in dire need of our help. And they need it now.

Losing Mali

Robert Walker | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Robert Walker

With one of the world's fastest-growing populations, Mali is in a desperate race against demographic projections. Greater gender equality could slow Mali's population growth, but without outside aid, countries like Mali have a difficult time making the "demographic transition."

Unicef: Children Recruited Into Armed Groups In Mali

AP | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

GENEVA — The level of violence against children and cases of cholera in northern Mali are rising at an alarming rate since the area was seized b...