Top left and bottom right: Girl washing clothes and boy waiting for porting work at Segou, on the Niger River. Centre right and bottom middle: Concertgoers and a dancer in Timbuktu. Top right: Looking north across the old bridge across the Niger in the capital, Bamako. Bottom left: Camel riders at the Festival in the Desert held at Tin Essako in the northeast.

Country profile: Mali

Mali was once renowned amongst African nations for its calm, its culture and its welcome.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015
On the move: Tinariwen, with Eyadou on the far left, are touring for the next two years.

And finally...

The bass player, composer and songwriter with Malian ‘desert blues’ band Tinariwen talks about his first guitar, instability in Mali and his hopes for an autonomous Tuareg territory.

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NI 474 - Feminism fights back - July, 2014

A word with Rokia Traoré

The Malian singer-songwriter talks to about being an 'Afro-progressive' and how politics informs her music.

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NI 466 - Where have all the girls gone? - October, 2013
So happy together: Algeria’s then president Abdelaziz Bouteflika with George W Bush in 2001.

How the US has been sponsoring terrorism in the Sahara

Jeremy Keenan uncovers the shocking, murky background to the current conflict in Mali.

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NI 458 - Internet showdown - December, 2012
Tuaregs hard hit by Mali conflict

Tuaregs hard hit by Mali conflict

Nick Harvey and Julien Tremblin look at the plight of Tuareg refugees caught in the crossfire of a conflict that’s as devastating as it is complex...

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012

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Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Feminism fights back July, 2014
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Internet showdown December, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
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