16 July 2012

3 musician/griots talk about Mali's crisis

Toumani Diabate, Bassekou Kouyate, Djelimady Tounkara on Crisis in Mali - Interviewed by Banning Eyre of AfroPop Worldwide, three Malian griot/musicians give their take on the situation in Mali, 9 June 2012, between sessions at Celebrate Brooklyn in New York.

12 July 2012

Briefing on Mali and the Sahara

Briefing on Mali and the Sahara 
Dr RE Poulton is Vice-President of Virginia Friends of Mali,  Professor of French West African Studies in the VCU School of World Studies, Senior Fellow of UNIDIR in Geneva, Managing Partner of EPES Mandala Consulting. He is the author of five books and many articles on Mali.

  1. Mali in political chaos
  2. There is anarchy in Bamako
  3. There is still hope!
  4. Conclusion: medium optimism
  5. Who are the northern ‘rebels’?
Dr Robin Edward Poulton spoke about Mali, Timbuktu and oil wars in the Sahara on July 3rd, 2012 at the prestigious Royal Society for International Affairs in London (known as "Chatham House" because it is housed in the London mansion of the Earl of Chatham, Prime Minister William Pitt (1708–1778) - a man who supported the position of the American colonies before their revolution against George III). 

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