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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...

What Next for the ICC in Africa?

Freedom House | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Freedom House

by Kimberly Brody Senior Program Associate, Rights & Justice Initiatives On October 11 and 12, the African Union (AU) held an extraordinary summit...

Dim Prospects for Peace in Southern Thailand

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Since February of this year the Malaysian government has sponsored talks in Kuala Lumpur (KL) with the aim of ending the bloodshed that has plagued southern Thailand for nearly a decade.

Time for Action

Christophe Deloire | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Christophe Deloire

How can you combat atrocities against civilians or the tragedy of child soldiers, or defend women's rights, if journalists are not free to report the facts, to draw attention to abuses and appeal to the public's conscience?

Joshua Hersh

Mali's Top Islamic Leader Pushes Conservative Values | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali -- When radical Islamists surged across northern Mali last year, temporarily seizing control of major cities and imposing a harsh form of...

School Meals for Peace in Mali and Burkina Faso

William Lambers | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact
William Lambers

CRS is reaching around 80,000 children in Mali with this food. Children can count on a hot meal of rice, peas and vegetable oil every day at school. When your family is struggling for food, this is an absolute treasure.

The True Food Prize Goes to the Haitians

Salena Tramel | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Salena Tramel

The 2013 World Food Prize credits Monsanto in the fight against hunger through sustainable agriculture -- yet there is a disconnect between the spirit of the prize and the U.S. agrochemical giant's actual practices.

30 Dead, Up To 160 Missing After Mali Boat Sinking

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

KOUBI, Mali -- KOUBI, Mali (AP) — Survivors of a boat that sank in central Mali say as many as 160 people are missing more than a day later. The ve...

Joshua Hersh

Lunch With Al Qaeda: Timbuktu's Crisis Committee Had Cordial Relations With Islamist Leaders | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.11.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali -- When the leaders of Timbuktu's beleaguered population wanted to petition for mercy from the Islamists who had taken over their town ...

Joshua Hersh

Basketball Dreams Return To Timbuktu After Al Qaeda Defeat | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali -- When the jihadists came to town last April, it took a little while for Ageysha to realize she wouldn't be playing basketball anymore...

'Truffula' Trees, The IPCC and Climate Change

Root Capital | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Root Capital

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgSahel's native trees -- like Dr. Seuss' fantastical, colorful truffula trees in his tale The Lorax -- are far more than they appear.

Suspected Jihadists Blow Up Bridges In Mali

AP | Posted 12.08.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Residents in northern Mali say that suspected radical jihadists have blown up two bridges near the country'...

Food and Education Can Change the World

William Lambers | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
William Lambers

Last month I spoke to a unique class at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio, one dedicated to ending hunger and poverty through the UN Development Goals. The class had attended Ban Ki-moon's Youth Day presentation at the General Assembly.

Joshua Hersh

Timbuktu Suicide Bombing Raises Fears Of Renewed Violence In Mali | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali -- A spate of violence in Mali's restive north has triggered new fears that Islamist rebels, weakened during a French military interventi...

Al Qaeda's African Branch Claims Mali Bombing

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.30.2013 | World

Al-Qaeda's north African division claimed responsibility Monday for a car bomb that rocked the Malian city of Timbuktu over the weekend, killing two c...

Visiting John the Baptist in Damascus

Emily O'Dell | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Emily O'Dell

I've been wandering from Afghanistan to Mali, trying to visit as many living and dead Sufi masters -- and shrines -- as I possibly can. But perhaps no place excited me more than the splendid shrine of John the Baptist in the Umayyad Mosque of Syria.

Refugee Camp Gets Only 'Life-Saving' Health And Water Services

AP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact

DAKAR, Senegal -- An official with the United Nations refugee agency says food distribution and other services have been temporarily halted at a Mauri...

France's "Cri de Guerre"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.02.2013 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

Perhaps it is solidarity with the victims of Damascus that has caused Hollande and France to voice their determination, and now to assume a leading role. As if to declare, 'We know, we have been there, it can not be permitted to happen again."

March on Washington: Greatest Purveyor of Violence Is Still America

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

While Dr. King's progressive dreaming of a world where racial and economic equality is commonplace may have been radical then, his most radical thinking -- and what would still get him in trouble with federal authorities to this day -- is his messaging on nonviolence.

Meet Mali's New President

AP | BY KRISTA LARSON and BABA AHMED | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — Mali's new president-elect Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is presented with the challenge of finding a resolution to the simmering separa...

IVR Junction: Connecting Unheard Voices to Global Social Media

Aditya Vashistha | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Aditya Vashistha

The World Wide Web has enabled rich communities of user-generated content, lending a platform for users to broadcast their photos, videos, and commentaries to an international audience. But in rural India, is it possible for a smallholder farmer, owning only a basic mobile phone, lacking Internet access, and literate only in the local language, to participate in this global dialogue?

Why South Africa Is Not Fit to Lead Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.25.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

President Zuma's domestic record have left him open to criticism. Countries such as Angola and Nigeria are finding it hard to refer to South Africa as a regional leader when its own house is in such a state of disrepair.

Schooling Under Siege

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Humanitarian donors must make education a higher priority. Education must be treated and funded as a lifesaving measure that protects children from even greater secondary harm in conflict-affected areas.