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· April, 2012

Stories about Mali from April, 2012

Mali: New Interim PM and Microsoft Corp's Chairman for Africa C. Diarra's Thoughts on Crisis

As Mali names Microsoft Africa chief Cheick Modibo Diarra  as interim prime minister, here are his latest thoughts (fr) on his personal website (also in Bambara) regarding the political crisis...

Mali: Timbuktu, a Cultural Treasure in Peril

The name Timbuktu conjures up a majestic, stately image. However, the war in northern Mali and the presence of small terrorist groups constitute a serious threat to the fate of...

Africa: Southern Africa Needs an ECOWAS

Following moves by ECOWAS (The Economic Community of West African States) to defend democracy in West Africa Rumbidzai argues that Southern Africa needs an ECOWAS: “The Southern African Development Committee...

Mali: Silence of the Local Blogosphere

While the internet is inundated with blogs, tweets and videos from other countries, Malian internet users remain silent. The capital, Bamako, is still affected by serious power cuts as the...

Mali : Opinions of a Blogger on the Military Coup

On his blog Askia Mohamed [fr] reviews the military coup of March 21, 2012 and in a post entitled Un peuple-Un but-Une foi [fr] (‘One people – One Aim –...

Mali: A War, a Declaration of Independence and Conflicting Objectives

Things have been moving rapidly in the civil war that is tearing Mali apart. On Friday, April 6, Tuareg rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA)...

Mali: An Introduction to the Tuareg Population

The blog of the Tuareg movement Temoust Survie  publishes a post (via information from l'Express [fr])  that provides [fr] a brief introduction to the Tuareg culture  : “we are a nomadic people living...

Mali : Freedom of Press also Under Threat

The Committee to Protect Journalists reports that several journalists covering the aftermath of March 22 coup in Mali were attacked and threatened by the junta. The media adviser for the...

Mali : Coup Leader Steps Down as Tuaregs Enter Timbuktu

As Junta leader Sanogo announces that he vows to “re-establish, from today, the Malian constitution of Feb. 25, 1992 and the institutions of the republic”, and set up a transition...

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