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· January, 2013

Stories about Mali from January, 2013

Why Did Mali's ‘Soldier of Death’ Go Viral?

This photo of a French soldier wearing a scarf depicting death's face has been shared around the world and has become a concrete symbol for many of the start of...

“How Are You in Bamako ?” A Conversation with Awa in Mali

Anne Morin and Awa Traoré exchange on daily life in Bamako, fragile wages, cost of living and political uncertainty as the war rages on in the country.

Blame Jihadis Financial Incentives, not Gaddafi's Fall, for Troubles in Mali

Jihadis venture capitalism extended to an even more lucrative business: kidnapping western hostages all over the Sahara yielded over 90 Million Euros over a decade [..] The modus operandi was...

Gabon to Mali: History of French Military Interventions in Africa

The French military intervention in Mali, known as Operation Serval started on January 11 following the advance of terrorists groups towards Bamako. Lauded by a substantial part of the Malian...

Tuareg Families Regroup to Avoid Airstrikes in Northern Mali

We must regroup so that airplanes can tell us apart from the targeted ismalists fighters who will be on the move. Tuareg refugees in Borj and Timeaouine in Northern Mali...

2012: A Year of Revolt and Social Change in Francophone Countries: Part 1 of 2

The year 2012 was marked by armed conflicts in Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. There were elections in Senegal, Quebec and France, while demonstrations...

“We Cannot Do it Alone”, A Mayor's Plea for US Intervention in Mali

Lawless and godless men — who hide behind Shariah and demands for Tuareg independence — are now beating and raping women and conscripting children to fight their “holy” war. And the...

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