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Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention
The technique is called Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention. Over four months, health workers give four doses of anti-malaria drugs to children under age 5.
malaria  disease  publichealth  strategy  health  prevention  mali  africa  mosquitos 
november 2016 by amaah
Exploring the post-Gadaffi Repercussions in the Sahel
Report from an experts’ workshop organised by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre and the Nordic Africa Institute with the support of the Australian Government, 28-29 June 2012 Most interesting is Morten Boas's presentation on "Leaving West Africa - the Trans-Saharan Escape and other routes"
terrorism  violence  strategy  gaddafi  security  war  libya  ghana  ecowas  politics  Africa  mali  policy  economics 
march 2013 by amaah
In Search of Monsters: What are they doing in Mali?
War and religion have become a sustainable way of life for them, as they have for the battle-tested combatants of various katibas who are also turning a profit as hostage-takers and moon-cursers across the Sahara. The caravans of rock salt and gold that cross these wastes are being replaced by convoys of land cruisers loaded with cigarettes, weapons and drugs; the traffic in slaves has been superseded by the traffic in hostages. Faith and business make a perfect match. The mastermind of the operation at In Amenas, AQIM’s Mokhtar Belmokhtar, is known as ‘Mr Marlboro’. Even the incandescent zealot Abou Zeid, AQIM’s other major warlord in Mali, is a Taliban by day and a smuggler at night.
France  politics  terrorism  civilwar  Mali  Africa  war 
february 2013 by amaah
Mali: Waiting for the Storm
funnily enough I read the subtitle (Waiting for the Rain) as Waiting for the Ruin. Either way I have a severe case of afro-pessimism.
Africa  observation  politics  civilwar  war  mali 
december 2012 by amaah
I Never Did Make It To Timbuktu
Mum on why Timbuktu matters. How my heart bleeds.
mum  terrorism  fundamentalism  politics  disaster  religion  culture  africa  mali 
july 2012 by amaah
How 1 man derailed 20 years of democracy in Mali
on the blithering idiot - or the imbecile son, as his father put it, who has lead Mali to disaster...
ThingsFallApart  Africa  politics  disaster  Mali  coup 
july 2012 by amaah
Break It Down
Teju Cole on the destruction of mausoleums in Mali
belief  art  history  terrorism  islam  civilwar  war  Africa  waste  destruction  fundamentalism  religion  Mali  iconoclast 
july 2012 by amaah
Coups, a West African disease?
Mum hates coups - we had thought they were a thing of the past.
mum  mali  Guinea-Bissau  politics  rogues  military  culture  Africa  coup 
april 2012 by amaah
African viewpoint: Saying goodbye to Bush House
Mum reminisces about reporting from Bush House for the BBC
mum  military  coup  nostalgia  england  mali  politics  history  journalism  africa 
april 2012 by amaah
Mali’s coup—first thoughts
Sean writes on the dismaying spectacle at hand... This should not stand
politics  conflict  irresponsibility  violence  Africa  rogues  democracy  coup  mali 
march 2012 by amaah
Tuaregs Use Qaddafi’s Arms for Rebellion in Mali
Extremely poor reporting: "In life he backed African insurgencies in Chad, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe."
Such a list doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of He of the little Green Book's meddling in Africa. No mention of Sierra Leone, Liberia, No mention of support for coups in Gambia, Burkina Faso, Ghana and so forth...
politics  africa  gaddafi  war  mali 
february 2012 by amaah
Rokia Traoré has no desire to be confined by genre
un certain regard... “Some Europeans who love Africa love it for exoticism,” she says. “Anything modern doesn’t interest them. I don’t know why they don’t realise that the traditional and the modern can exist alongside each other. I think they have an image of Africa which they don’t want to change. It’s horrible. It’s the same all over Europe, but France is the worst because here there’s that pretension of knowing Africa.
music  culture  observation  perception  tradition  modernity  mali  france  rokia  Africa 
april 2010 by amaah
Africa 1989
Oh the memories... The Reign of Locusts, Structural Adjustments, The Great Awakening, A South African Detour, Decentralization... Quote of the year: "The Angolan people, to their infinite sorrow, accept that the war has restarted."
history  review  1989  politics  culture  Africa  democracy  change  Mali  Ghana  SouthAfrica  Angola  Liberia  CharlesTaylor  war  rogues  music  toli 
december 2009 by amaah
Miracle in Mali
Malians say that their history and culture have nourished interethnic tolerance a whole tool kit of conflict resolution and avoidance mechanisms. griots, imams, customary law that regulates issues of land, inheritance, and relations between communities an
Mali  Africa  democracy  community  griots  politics  SocialLiving  development  glue  conflict  resolution  media  conversation  history  resilience  decentralization  communities 
december 2009 by amaah
Mali’s Farmers Discover a Weed’s Potential Power
Black Gold in Mali. It's all about the new formula. Countries like India, China, the Philippines and Malaysia are starting huge plantations, betting that jatropha will help them to become more energy independent and even export biofuel.
energy  agriculture  agribusiness  Africa  Mali  jatropha  BlackGold  plants  farming  bioprospecting  ecology  environment  adoption  food  economics  biofuel  India  commercialization  sustainability  policy  globalization 
september 2007 by amaah
Côte d'Ivoire: Once Bitten, Twice Shy
"After the crisis began in Côte d'Ivoire in 2002, we had more than eight million tonnes of goods blocked at the port of Abidjan," Malian government had to sign agreements with Ghana and Togo to provide alternative routes for the goods. From these countri
Coted'Ivoire  trade  Africa  Mali  Ghana  Togo  BurkinaFaso  conflict  economics  instability  politics  disruption  transportation  reliability  policy  strategy  risk 
august 2007 by amaah
Mystery of the Malian found up a Spanish mountain
The young African gave no explanation of why he was wandering alone on the highest peak in Spain, in the windy, snow-capped Sierra Nevada, clad in only in a T-shirt, light trousers and flipflops. He sang as he strode, and told the group of climbers who cr
immigration  odd  Mali  life  Spain  Africa 
august 2007 by amaah
Law of the land
review of Abderrahmane Sissako wonderful film Bamako. everyday micro-dramas are thrown into sharp relief by the comparatively abstract confrontations taking place in their backyard; arguments seemingly too distant to hold any immediate grip on the local p
review  film  Africa  Mali  Mauritania  virtuosity  music  globalization  observation  WorldBank  politics  economics  development  interplay  wit  humour  subversive 
may 2007 by amaah
Miracle in Mali
Malians say that their history and culture have nourished interethnic tolerance a whole tool kit of conflict resolution and avoidance mechanisms. griots, imams, customary law that regulates issues of land, inheritance, and relations between communities an
Mali  Africa  democracy  community  griots  politics  SocialLiving  development  glue  conflict  resolution  media  conversation  history  resilience  decentralization  communities 
july 2006 by amaah
Amadou and Mariam: Every day is like Sunday
African R&B mixed with progressive Europop. The unlikely exponents of it are middle-aged, married and blind. Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia have known each other for 30 years, and have been playing and singing together for most of that time, but only
music  mali  africa  pop  soul  modernity  globalization 
june 2005 by amaah
Cooking with Rokia Traoré
I mention all this because in many ways, Rokia Traoré's performance with her eight piece band last Friday reminded me of those landmark albums, in conception, in attitude and especially in the flawless execution.
music  Africa  mali  Rokia  Traore  youth  concert  review  live  MilesDavis  jazz  Cambridge  toli  virtuosity 
april 2005 by amaah

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