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.
Under the leadership of Gerard Kiernan, a former incarnation of the privately held firm called MoydowMinesInternational was associated with the discovery of other sizeable gold deposits in the region, including the Wassa mine, which is still in production today and the Subika gold deposit, which is part of Newmont’s Ohafa mine.
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The situation in Mali and the Sahel is steadily getting worse, with each passing day ... Mali’s army said that troops had repelled a “complex IED attack,” referring to an improvised explosive device ... GSIM also said that it was responsible for an attack on a mining convoy in western Mali on September 28, which killed five gendarmes.
There is a problem of weapons and explosive contamination in Mali, following historical and recent conflict ... In accordance with these mandates, two of our clients have engaged to implement a mine action programme in Mali. The shared mine action programme is seeking to..
A peacekeeper of the United Nations was killed and four were seriously injured following the explosion of an artisanal mine hit by a mission vehicle in northeastern Mali on Saturday. Since 2012, Mali has been facing deep and ...
A jihadist ambush also killed five soldiers in central Mali on September 12.� Both those attacks were claimed by the al-Qaeda-aligned Group to SupportIslam and Muslims (GSIM).� GSIM also said that it was responsible for an attack on a mining convoy in western Mali on September 28, which killed five gendarmes.
After weeks of speculation, there is now growing evidence that members of the Russian mercenary group Wagner are in Mali... "The Sahel - and in particular, Chad, Mali, and the CAR – provide a particularly good opportunity for Russia to deploy the foreign policy model it introduced in Ukraine and developed in Syria and Libya".