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Tag: Mali

Mali’s volatile mix of communal rivalries and a weak state is fuelling jihadism
War and Conflict in Africa

Mali’s volatile mix of communal rivalries and a weak state is fuelling jihadism

The Mali National men's team will be battling other twenty three nations for the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 honors. Back home, a more deadly conflict rages on. The following article on a new book on the ages old conflict sheds new light on the central Malian situation as it is today. A weak Malian state prompted local ethnic communities to organise armed self-defence groups. Flickr Stig Jarle Hansen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences Mali’s Mopti region has seen a drastic rise of violence since 2015. Last year at least 202 civilians were killed in 42 incidents. In March this year more than 150 were killed in attacks against two villages in this central Malian region. The attack on the Mopti region was launched by alleged Dogon hunters. The Dog...
Africa Cup Of Nations 2019 – Meet The Teams
Football Africa, Sports in Africa

Africa Cup Of Nations 2019 – Meet The Teams

Qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals wrapped up this weekend with best twenty four teams booking their place at the continental showpiece in Egypt. AFCON 2019 is scheduled to kickoff on Friday 21st June and end 28 days later on Friday 19th July. True to Africa, it's been a nonlinear path to this point. Rescheduling, readjustments that turn everything on all axes and beautiful stories that restore faith in humanity are all part of the gravy of expressive African football coming your way soon. There have been disappointments too - Pierre-Emerie Aubameyang's Gabon missing out and 2012 winners Zambia's elimination come to mind. It wouldn't be African if our chiefs failed to meddle. And flex they did as big (wo)men in Sierra Leone continued the continent's age old tra...