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Review: ‘Mali Blues,’ Making Music in the Face of Jihadists
This documentary takes up where the fictional ‘Timbuktu’ left off, focusing on the urgency of four major Malian musicians.
U.N. Security Council Welcomes Deployment of New Counterterrorism Force in Africa
A French-American standoff at the Security Council has been resolved, clearing the way for deployment of a five-nation African force in the Sahel region.
Gunmen Kill Two in Attack on Mali Camping Resort
The four attackers managed to escape in a shootout with soldiers from an antiterrorism unit, a security ministry official said.
Giving Up ‘Mostly Everything’ to Care for His Wife
When Abdou Travare’s wife, Ramata, learned she had dementia, he quit his job to be by her side. His savings have dwindled, and he has struggled to pay the rent.
Heat, Hunger and War Force Africans Onto a ‘Road on Fire’
The men and boys on the migrant trail out of countries like Niger and Mali say fickle rains and hotter days leave them no option but to risk their lives to gain a livelihood.
Militant Regrets Destroying Shrine
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi expressed regret for his role in the destruction of holy shrines in Mali.
Extremist Pleads Guilty in Hague Court to Destroying Cultural Sites in Timbuktu
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, a member of a Qaeda-linked group, was a defendant in the International Criminal Court’s first prosecution of destruction of cultural heritage as a war crime.
Mali Extends State of Emergency After 17 Soldiers Are Killed
A recent spate of attacks by armed groups in Mali has killed dozens and destabilized the vast desert country.
Confronting Mali’s New Jihadist Threat
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has a dangerous new franchise, and Mali’s government has only itself to blame.
Malian Man Who Killed U.S. Diplomat Is Sentenced to 25 Years
Alhassane Mohamed, who shot William Bultemeier during a carjacking in Niger in 2000 and twice escaped custody in Africa, will serve his term in the United States.
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