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I am a fan of spoken poetry. I don't mean poetry written in a book that is then read aloud. I mean poetry that is created to be spoken. Well, spoken is really an understatement - perform is a better t... Posted on 9/9/10 at 8:06 AM
Former prime minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali's presidency after his opponent conceded defeat late Monday in an election aimed at restoring stability to a country wracked by a rebellion, a coup and an Islamic insurgency.
The boy sits with his knees tucked under his chest on the concrete floor of the police station here, his adolescent face a tableau of fear. He's still garbed in the knee-length tunic he was ordered to wear by the Islamic extremist who recruited him.
The battle to retake Mali's north from the al-Qaida-linked groups controlling it began in earnest Saturday, after hundreds of French forces deployed to the country and began aerial bombardments to drive back the Islamic extremists.
Baba Ahmed and Rukmini Callimacht
, January 12, 2013
Soldiers looted the presidential palace today of one of the few established democracies in this corner of Africa, hours after ousting Mali's president just one month before he was due to step down at the end of his legal term.
Gunmen killed a German man in Mali's most famous city of Timbuktu and seized three men from the Netherlands, South Africa and Sweden, officials and witnesses said, as officials today ordered a plane to evacuate foreigners from the tourist destination.
, November 26, 2011
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