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Paris Spiderman shows the superhuman demands placed on migrants to earn citizenship
Paris Spiderman shows the superhuman demands placed on migrants to earn citizenship
Video footage of a man in Paris scaling four floors of a building to save...
Spiderman's French fairy tale sparks migrant pride and envy
Spiderman's French fairy tale sparks migrant pride and envy
At the French migrant workers' hostel where "Spiderman" Mamoudou Gassama was sleeping on a floor before becoming a folk hero for saving a child, his...
The soldiers who won’t fight
The soldiers who won’t fight
In a church in San, a town in central Mali, the priest is delivering his sermon. It’s the summer of 2017, and it is stiflingly hot.
Mali farmers plant seeds of hope
Mali farmers plant seeds of hope
In N’Gountjina, a village in the Koutiala region of eastern Mali, a group of farmers sit under a tree, their pickaxes resting on the ground.
Attacks target French embassy, military HQ in Burkina capital
Attacks target French embassy, military HQ in Burkina capital
The capital of Burkina Faso came under multiple attacks on Friday which targeted the French embassy, the French cultural centre and the country's...
For displaced Malians the Mauritanian desert is a haven
For displaced Malians the Mauritanian desert is a haven
It is hardly the most inviting place to call home -- a sprawling tent city in a sea of reddish sand in southeastern Mauritania.
Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky
Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky
Within hours of the death of Guinea’s president in 2008, four officers trained by the German military launched a coup d’état. Led by Captain...
The Sikasso paradox: Can the Mali miracle be repeated?
The Sikasso paradox: Can the Mali miracle be repeated?
Sometime in September 2016, Bienfait M’mbakwa Eca was sitting at his desk in bustling Sikasso, Mali’s second-largest city, poring over some new...
‘I had no idea when it would end’: Stephen McGowan recounts kidnap ordeal
‘I had no idea when it would end’: Stephen McGowan recounts kidnap ordeal
Stephen McGowan returned to South Africa last week after spending six years as a hostage in Mali.
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
The design of the Mauritanian flag is simple, yet classic: a yellow star-and-crescent set against a rectangle of emerald green.
Two dead in jihadist attack on tourist resort in Bamako
Two dead in jihadist attack on tourist resort in Bamako
Two people were killed in a jihadist attack on a tourist resort outside the Malian capital Bamako on Sunday, while special forces troops freed...

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