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.
Ghana risk terrorist evasion due to the activities of illegal mining activities in the country popularly known as galamsey ... He said these “criminals” are attracted gold mining areas ... “In Mali, in Burkina Faso, the terrorists have always been attracted to gold mining areas.
He also noted that Mali’s minister of mines, energy and water, Lamine Seydou Traore, has vowed the creation of Sorem does not seek to return to a state-monopoly of the mining sector. ... “For the mines that will be developed by Sorem, the state will get 100% of the ...
Dual listed gold miner Resolute Mining has launched a major capital raise to repay debt and fund work in Mali. The equity raise includes an underwritten institutional placement of some 258-million new shares, raising an initial A$41-million ... .
27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The mining of natural resources remains a lucrative and dynamic industry ... PTHRF), Hecla Mining Co ... The Dandoko Project is located on a subparallel, north-trending structure east of the prolific Senegal-MaliShear Zone, approximately 25 kilometers from the Fekola Mine and approximately 25 kilometers from the�Anaconda�area.
Editor's note ...Ukraine has invited U.N ... It has warned that the U.N ... body ... peacekeepers from Chad were killed and two seriously wounded in northern Mali this week when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Tessalit, in the Kidal region. They were on a mine search and detection patrol. A dozen peacekeepers have been killed in Mali this year.
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Three U.N ... BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Three U.N ... peacekeepers were killed in Mali in hostile acts.” ... Another official in Mali, who spoke on condition of anonymity as they are not allowed to speak to journalists, said the peacekeepers had dismounted and began to advance on foot with a mine detector when the device exploded.
BAMAKO - Three United Nations peacekeepers were killed and three others seriously injured when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northern Mali on Monday, a U.N ... Mali for the last decade.
Mali has long struggled with a jihadist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes ... A report by MINUSMA found that IEDs and mines killed 103 people and injured 297 in Mali last year.
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Three U.N ... peacekeepers were killed in Mali in hostile acts.” ... Another official in Mali, who spoke on condition of anonymity as they are not allowed to speak to journalists, said the peacekeepers had dismounted and began to advance on foot with a mine detector when the device exploded.