Regional middlemen for antiquities dealers run and finance large, organised teams of looters to excavate sites.
The transition period could set the tone for new norms that future governments could live by.
Detention centres and corrupt coast guards prey on migrants, but the EU continues to support Libyan border authorities.
Censuring coups isn’t enough – African and international actors should tackle the poor quality of democracy and governance.
Tired of bad governance and corruption, Mali’s citizens hope protests will bring political change.
It is still uncommon to see women commercial motorcyclists in many African cities. In Bamako, Mali however women are not only commercial riders but every day women use motorcycles to go about their daily lives.
A big rise in armed attacks in the Sahel – and the intensity of the attacks in recent years – is now seen as a major source of concern.
We are celebrating one of Africa’s most talented and internationally renowned musicians Malian great, Ali Ibrahim #AliFarka Touré. Touré, a two-time Grammy Award winner died on March 6, 2006 at the age of 66. We remember this legend through his music.
The importance of Timbuktu to African heritage is priceless due to its historic position in West Africa as a major knowledge hub and vibrant economic city during the 15th and 16th centuries. Timbuktu is an old city of great significance, whose name is the most recognizable in the history of Africa. To date, Timbuktu remains a popular tourist destination given the wealth of its historical archives.