Apparently, the Universe wants me to learn about Africa: country #14 is…Mali!
I mentioned in my intro to Guinea-Bissau, that was my first experience highlighting a country that was possibly on the brink of armed conflict; Mali is even closer to the knife’s edge. Smarter voices than mine can give you the details; you should read up on it, because what’s happening there is a big deal.
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That said, Mali is an amazing country, and I will not be dwelling too much on the current crisis.
Info via Wikimedia Commons – Atlas of Mali
|Mali – Republic of Mali
The Republic of Mali is a landlocked nation in Western Africa. It is the second largest country among West African nations, after► Nigeria. It borders ► Algeria on the north, ► Niger on the east, ► Burkina Faso and the ► Côte d’Ivoire on the south, ► Guinea on the south-west, and ► Senegal and ► Mauritania on the west. Its straight borders on the north stretch into the centre of the Sahara desert, while the country’s south, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Senegal rivers. Formerly French Sudan, the country is named after the Empire of Mali.
|Official name||Republic of Mali|
|Status||Independent country since 1960|
|Major languages||French (official), Bambara, numerous African languages|
|More information||Mali, Geography of Mali, History of Mali and Politics of Mali|
|More images||Mali – Mali (Category).|