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Families Mourn Victims Of Air Algerie Crash In Mali

Reuters | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

By Michel Rose and Tiemoko Diallo PARIS/BAMAKO, July 26 (Reuters) - Family members of those killed on the Air Algerie flight that cra...

Islamic Extremism in Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of all the resources devoted to fighting Somalia-based Al Shabaab in recent years, the group has grown stronger, and continues to cross the region's borders with impunity. The same is true with Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Daily Meditation: Slow Down

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.19.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Branding Terrorism for What It Really Is

Matt Freear | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Matt Freear

Al Qaeda might have been "decimated" yet our fear of terrorism remains a specter that haunts our way of life, hindering our Constitution and foreign policy. We still allow easy cliches, propaganda and generalizations to decide our actions and obscure a way forward.

7 Amazing Places Where People Are (Literally) Living On The Edge

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel

Some people may think they like "living on the edge," but there are a few places around the world where people are doing just that. Check out the ...

Al Qaeda's Growing Influence in Central Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.30.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Judging from the gains made by both Al Shabab and Boko Haram over the past year, the CAR and its neighbors should be concerned.

U.S. Imperialism and Nigerian Schoolgirls

Ivan Eland | Posted 05.28.2014 | World
Ivan Eland

Instead of stirring up more terrorism by elevating the reputation of local-oriented groups, for example Boko Haram, the West--and the United States in particular--should butt out of providing such counterterrorism "assistance."

These Photos Capture The Lives Of Mali's Respected Blacksmith Caste

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 05.30.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu Captivates Cannes: The Imagination as Rebellion

Karin Badt | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It is one of the most stunning films in the Cannes Competition this year: Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu, about individuals in Mali trying to maintain dignity and freedom despite the oppressive rules of the Jihadists invading their country.

Boko Haram's Ideology Key to Violence

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Their brazen assault could act as a springboard for international engagement, not only aimed at curbing the violence, but also directed at the ideology that Boko Haram and other groups use to recruit followers, emulate each other and legitimize brutality.

The World's 10 Deadliest Countries for Children and What You Can Do About It

Nick Pearson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Nick Pearson

The vast majority of these deaths are preventable and result from extreme poverty conditions in the world's poorest countries.

Who Ruins the World? Travelers? A Chat With Gringo Trails Director Pegi Vail (Part 2 of 2)

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Adedana Ashebir

I think traveling is among the best ways we can all get to know one another around the world and be more aware of, respect, and enjoy both our similarities and differences.

Mali Reports 3 Suspected Cases Of Ebola Fever

AP | Posted 06.04.2014 | World

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Residents in the Malian capital say panic over suspected cases of Ebola has prompted public demonstrations. Ibrahim Coullibaly,...

Warming Up to Future Drivers of Terrorism: Climate Change and its Impact on Militant Extremism

Jacob Glass | Posted 05.04.2014 | World
Jacob Glass

Changing environments exacerbate the social and economic conditions that provoke violence and provide fertile ground for militant recruitment. Appreciation of this nexus can help forestall a potential wave of climate-fueled terror.

This Shocking Practice Is Still Legal In Mali -- It Must Be Stopped

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Paula Froelich

I have mixed feeling towards Mali. I loved my time there and made a lot of friends. I would go back in a heart beat... but. And it's a big BUT. It's one of the few countries in the world where female genital mutilation is still widely practiced (with a prevalence rate of 92 percent) and is legal.

The Kingdom of Morocco and the Promise of Mali

Ahmed Charai | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Ahmed Charai

The promising beginnings of rapprochement and stabilization in Mali, thanks in large part to Morocco's commitment to the country, can only benefit from enhanced American support.

Enhancing Security Cooperation in Western Maghreb

Magnus Norell | Posted 04.19.2014 | World
Magnus Norell

On February 18, Moroccan King Mohammad IV, is visiting Mali. The trip is part of an ongoing Moroccan strategy to use a 'soft-power' approach in dealings with her neighbors to the South and South-West.

Communities in Mali Show the Way Forward in Ending Female Genital Cutting

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

We will continue to give our support to people making these life changing decisions and help end female genital cutting.

The Craziest Market in the World: The Bamako Death Market

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

When I went to Bamako, Mali, these baskets are what I expected to find. Then I went to the Death Market. Fun fact: People in the Wes...

How to Travel Anywhere and Not Get Killed or Maimed

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

If checking into a not so nice place, turn off the lights in the room, shut the door and check for peep holes (it's happened). If there is one, slowly get your mace and spray through hole before leaving (easy way to tell who has been peeping).

France's 19th Century Foreign Policy Fails in 2014

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Since Operation Sangaris was launched, however, the French military has proven powerless to stop the sectarian violence, which took more than a thousand lives in Bangui last month.

Top 10 Backpacking Destinations For 2014

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Whether you're into being a mere spectator, or looking to experience new sights and sounds, our list of Top 10 Backpacking Destinations for 2014 has a place to fit your broke-fancy.

For France, CAR Is No Second Mali

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2014 | World

By John Irish and Daniel Flynn PARIS, Dec 9 (Reuters) - France's intervention to quell violence in Central African Repub...

Mass Grave Containing Bodies Of Soldiers Found In Mali

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2014 | World

BAMAKO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Malian authorities have found a mass grave containing the bodies of soldiers in the southern garrison town of Kati, milita...

Mali's Coup Leader Goes To Court

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A spokesman for the officer who led last year's coup in Mali said he was taken by force from his home and escorted to see a judg...