Mali (i/ˈmɑːli/; French:[maˈli]), officially the Republic of Mali (French:République du Mali), is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres (480,000sqmi). The population of Mali is 14.5million. Its capital is Bamako. Mali consists of eight regions and its borders on the north reach deep into the middle of the Sahara Desert, while the country's southern part, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Senegal rivers. The country's economy centers on agriculture and fishing. Some of Mali's prominent natural resources include gold, being the third largest producer of gold in the African continent, and salt. About half the population lives below the international poverty line of $1.25 (U.S.) a day. A majority of the population (55%) are non-denominational Muslims.
Present-day Mali was once part of three West African empires that controlled trans-Saharan trade: the Ghana Empire, the Mali Empire (for which Mali is named), and the Songhai Empire. During its golden age, there was a flourishing of mathematics, astronomy, literature, and art. At its peak in 1300, the Mali Empire covered an area about twice the size of modern-day France and stretched to the west coast of Africa. In the late 19th century, during the Scramble for Africa, France seized control of Mali, making it a part of French Sudan. French Sudan (then known as the Sudanese Republic) joined with Senegal in 1959, achieving independence in 1960 as the Mali Federation. Shortly thereafter, following Senegal's withdrawal from the federation, the Sudanese Republic declared itself the independent Republic of Mali. After a long period of one-party rule, a coup in 1991 led to the writing of a new constitution and the establishment of Mali as a democratic, multi-party state.
T. R. Mahalingam, better known by his pen-name Mali, was an illustrator and cartoonist from Tamil Nadu, India, in the pre-independence era. He was the Tamil Press's first caricaturists, according to Chennai historian S. Muthiah in The Hindu. Muthiah has written elsewhere that Mali did as much with his strokes for Vikatan as its celebrated editor Kalki Krishnamurthy did with his words.
Mali published his drawings in the Indian Express in the 1930s, and first made his name at the Free Press Journal 'before being immortalised in the pages of Ananda Vikatan, the first popular Tamil periodical'. He also did cartoons for the Vikatan group's English-language Merry Magazine, where he became the editor in 1935. He is said to have left the editorial nitty-gritty to his assistant editor, while continuing to illustrate such humorous serials as 'Private Joyful in Madras' (The magazine shut down in c. 1935 or 1936).
While it was the writer and poet Subramanya Bharathi who first introduced cartoons to Tamil journalism, it was Ananda Vikatan that made them truly popular. As cartoonist and senior artist at Ananda Vikatan, Mali was thus a key influence on a second generation of cartoonists. Gopulu and Silpi were illustrators he mentored at Vikatan.
The artisanal mine near the village of ...The WestAfrican country has seen a spate of accidents at artisanal mines, particularly around Siguiri near the border with Mali, a region where more than 20,000 gold miners are officially active.
... feasibility study and mining development plan have been ratified and approved by the DirectionNationale de la Geologie et des Mines (DNGM) committee, subject to some minor corrections that will bring the mining licence application in line with the new Mali Mining Code of 2019.
Fresh off the commissioning of a megawatt-scale off-grid solar-plus-storage hybrid power system at the Fekola gold mine in Mali, German renewable energy expert Suntrace GmbH is heading to another gold mine in West Africa... Ahead of the event, he shared some insight into the complexities of setting up a renewable energy system at Africa’s mines.
The DCE for Bole speaking to the media after the consultative meeting said no one is stopping small scale mining but they are saying it should be regulated. She said people move from Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea and Cote d'Ivoire to engage in mining and move away with the money without the Chiefs and the communities benefiting.
For months, human traffickers beat and drugged Blessing, hauling the 27-year-old from one gold mine encampment to the next, where each night she was forced to sleep with dozens of men for less than $2 a person ... Blessing’s experience in the gold mining encampments is not unique ... Burkina Faso’s gold mining industry is relatively new.
Barrick Gold Corp.’s giant Loulo-Gounkoto gold complex’s third underground mine in western Mali has reached its first mining level and is scheduled to start delivering ore tonnes to the plant during the current quarter, president and CEOMark Bristow told a media briefing.
One third of Ghana’s gold is mined in artisanal and small-scale mines, which usually operates illegally and locally known as galamsey (gather and sell) and employs children from poor background. Across Africa, from Mali to Tanzania to Zimbabwe, millions of people, including children, work in small gold mines.
One-third of Ghana is mined in artisanal and small-scale miners, which usually operate illegally locally known as Galamsey (gather and sell) and employ children from poor background. Across Africa, from Mali to Tanzania to Zimbabwe, millions of people, including children, work in small gold mines.
Behind it is the Betts family – a ninth generation British family who have an active gold mine in Mali, West Africa... The Yanfolila gold mine in Mali is already operating a thriving market garden thanks to the reinstatement of water bore holes by the company.
IAMGOLD Corp said Thursday April 22 that it has started a staged recall of employees back to its 100%-owned WestwoodGoldMine 40 km east of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. The move comes almost six months after a seismic event in the underground mine forced the company to suspend operations at Westwood.
An off-grid hybrid energy system at Fekola, a gold mine in Mali, Africa, has gone online incorporating solar PV, battery storage and the site’s existing fossil fuel generators, project partners Baywa R.E and Suntrace have said ....