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Stories about Mali

7 September 2015

Malian Web Activists Finance Academic Support for Timbuktu Students

In Timbuktu, Malian activists are putting together a project that aims to help 200 students, of whom around 50 are girls, prepare for their end-of-year exams.

31 August 2015

Journalists Reporting in Mali Receive Death Threats From ‘Guardians of Jihad’

A militant group threatens to kill journalists working for foreign media who report on Mali.

30 August 2015

Lebanese-French Trumpeter Reimagines ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as a Hip-Hop Opera

A rabbit hole worth heading down? Ibrahim Maalouf has reworked the Lewis Carroll classic, setting it in modern France with a Malian beat.

24 June 2015

Why Is the Internet So Much Slower and More Expensive in Mali Than in Senegal or Côte d'Ivoire?

Compared to other countries in West Africa, Mali has low Internet speeds and high prices. A Malian civic group has launched a campaign to change this.

12 June 2015

Francophone Africa Is the New Land of Opportunity for the French Media Industry

The French media market is stagnant, but some see the African continent as the place to re-boot growth in the sector.

10 May 2015

How a Traditional African Game Spread Throughout the World

Rising Voices

An ancient strategy game enjoyed from the villages of the Sahel to the Mozambique Channel's fishing communities shows how intermingled Africa's cultures are.

22 April 2015

What Do Africans Think of the Film ‘Timbuktu’ About Life Under Islamic Militants?

In Africa, opinions are divided on the Mauritanian film "Timbuktu." Some love it, others think external factors are the reason for its success.

17 February 2015

Moroccan Forces Accused of Abusing Sub-Saharan Migrants

"There were six buses waiting for us, we were ordered to climb. Then we drove for several hours into the desert. We had no indication where we were going."

23 June 2014

Stop Using Growth as an Excuse to Pollute, African Activists Say

The impact of 2014 World Environment Day on Africa: The need for growth on the continent does not absolve nations from protecting the earth, African advocates say.

4 May 2014

When Is Imperialism Actually Imperialism?

The media have been quick to sling the accusation of imperialism at Europe, the U.S. and Russia over their involvement in other countries' conflicts. But what does imperialism really mean?

9 April 2014

Are Economic Sanctions Effective Against Rogue Rulers?

Economic sanctions are often proposed to penalize countries guilty of bad government. But do they actually help bring about good government?

16 March 2014

Are ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ Outdated Terms in African Politics?

The cold war defined post-colonial African politics with its left vs right dichotomy. But is it still relevant for the continent today ?

18 February 2014

Adapting to Extreme Climate Change in Mali and Madagascar

Climate change has already had a dramatic impact on the economy of two downtrodden countries

28 January 2014

Supporting the Rights of Malian Youth to Education

Mali's education system faces multiple challenges, but activist groups are coming together to tackle them head on.

2 January 2014

3 Suggestions for Good Governance in the Central African Republic, Madagascar and Mali

Here are three conditions that civil societies in these war-torn countries have identified in order to start the reconstruction of their political systems.

12 December 2013

Nelson Mandela's Death: ‘Left Us in Body, But His Spirit Is Eternal’

"Mandela was about politics and he was about race and he was about freedom and he was even about force, and he did what he felt he had to do"

16 September 2013

How Malian Citizens Help Monitor the 2013 Presidential Elections

With the support of the French-speaking Global Voices group, a project was created to support and facilitate monitoring the 2013 elections in Mali. The aim of this project was to...

2 September 2013

When Reality TV Meets Humanitarian Action in Italy

Many Italians are already criticising RAI 1's humanitarian aid reality TV show in development, several months before it is scheduled to air.

2 August 2013

Mali Looks for Fresh Start with Presidential Race Down to Two

Former Prime Minister Ibrahima Boubacar Keita and challenger Soumaïla Cissé will face off in a second round of elections.

19 June 2013

Interview: “How Are Things in Bamako, Mali?”

At the time of writing, June 2013, France is still fighting Islamists in Mali. Paris-based Anne Morin and Awa Traoré, her friend in Bamako decided to share a video journal...

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