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· July, 2012

Stories about Mali from July, 2012

Mali: Athletes Go to London Olympics With Heads Held High

"We will definitely be in London and our goal is to prove to the whole world that in spite of our struggles, our country is still standing." - Malian National...

Mali: What is The ECOWAS Waiting for ?

Francis Laloupo wonders whether the ECOWAS has a clear  purpose in the resolution [fr] of the crisis in Northern Mali. Laloupo argues that while the ECOWAS has maintained for the past 4 months...

Northern Mali: Resistance in the Streets and Online

Northern Mali has been de facto cut off from its central government since the Tuareg rebels then the Islamists drove the army out of their territory. On the ground, tension...

Mali: Media Workers to Strike in Protest of Journalist Kidnapping

Saouti Haïdara, the 62 year old director of Malian newspaper L’Indépendant, was recently kidnapped by men wearing balaclavas, beaten, then abandoned on a road. This is the latest incident in...

A Weak African Union for 53 Member States

2011 was a tumultuous year for the African continent with revolutions, attempted coups and violent political crises. Unfortunately the union of 53 African states that has as its mission to...

Mali: Worldwide Inactivity Over Destruction of Timbuktu Shrines

June 30, 2012, will go down in history as one of the most devastating dates for Mali and for its cultural heritage. It's when Islamist group of Ansar Dine, one...

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