Posts tagged "Mali"
Iyad Ag-Ghali, 2012: Running Out of Road

Iyad Ag-Ghali, 2012: Running Out of Road

By Joe McKnight Part 4 of a four part series comparing the epic lives of Sundiata, medieval Malian ruler, and Iyad Ag0Ghali, a power player and leader in Malian rebel movements for nearly 40 years.
Iyad: An Epic of Modern Mali

Iyad: An Epic of Modern Mali

Part three of Joe McKnight's series on the epic lives of Sundiata, medieval Malian ruler, and Iyad ag-Ghali, a power player and leader in Malian rebel movements for nearly forty years.
Iyad: An Epic of Modern Mali

Iyad: An Epic of Modern Mali

Childhood and Exile: Rebel Politics and the Politics of Hunger. This is the second in a series comparing the epic lives of Sundiata, medieval Malian ruler, and Iyad ag-Ghali, a power player and leader in Malian rebel movements for nearly forty years.
Iyad: An Epic of Modern Mali

Iyad: An Epic of Modern Mali

By Joe McKnight One name kept repeating itself: Iyad ag-Ghali, leader of Ansar Dine. It seems to me his story, and his political role, may be one that ends up profoundly altering Mali's future.

Bored at Work? We Can Help!

by Nora Connor For anyone who's wearing out their go-to internet-based procrastination safety blankets, I've got your back! In the form of the Wikileaks U.S. Embassy cables

Of Shrines and Syncretists

by Alex Thurston Teju Cole analyzes the destruction of the shrines by analogy: Mali is premodern Europe; Mali is Afghanistan under the Taliban...Then comes the interesting analogy: Timbuktu is Mecca at the time of its conquest by the forces of the Prophet...

Rethinking Mali’s Political Culture

by Alex Thurston The MNLA and Ansar al Din have dominated the headlines about Mali this spring and summer. But how have other Malian Muslims reacted to the crisis in the north, and to the partial “Islamization” of the conflict by Ansar al Din?