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.
NIAMEY, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Thirteen civilians were killed Wednesday evening during a new series of attacks by armed gunmen in western Niger, next to borders with Mali, the region's governor said Thursday night on national television ...Chad, and jihadists based in northern Mali.
Government spokesman Zakaria Abdourahamane said 137 people had died in Sunday's raids in villages in the Tahoua region, near Niger's border with Mali... This latest attack brings the number of fatalities in the Mali-Niger border region to 236 in just over a week. In a statement read on public television, Abdourahamane said.
At least 58 people have been killed in Niger after attacks near the border with Mali, the government has said ... However, there are currently two jihadist campaigns in Niger - one in the west near Mali and Burkina Faso, and another in the south-east on the border with Nigeria.
Presidential Spokesperson HarryRoque... “Dahil sa limitadong supply ng mga bakuna, hindi tayo makakapili ng isa o dalawang brand (Because of the limited supply of the vaccines, we cannot one or two brands),” Roque said during a televised press briefing Monday. “Alam ninyo, mali naman ikukumpara ang bakuna sa sabon nasa panlaba ... 12 ... .
As a third lockdown traps millions of British schoolchildren at home, free tablets and televised lessons are being touted as alternative ways to learn in a lockdown ...Burkina Faso began broadcasting lessons on radio, television and online after closing schools in March ... Georgia's national television has aired daily lessons since March.
Read full article. Moussa Aksar4 January 2021, 2.38 am183;1-min read. FILEPHOTO... Rafini announced the death toll in remarks broadcast on national television on Sunday from a visit to the zone, near the border with Mali ... Niger has suffered repeated attacks by militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State near its borders with Mali and Burkina Faso ... .
“I would like to reveal an operation of great importance which was carried out on October 30 in Mali by the Barkhane force, which was able to neutralize more than 50 jihadists,” Parly said on Mali state television ... Mali military mutineers promise elections within ‘reasonable time’.
They were driven to the Mali presidency where they met with the leaders of Mali's transitional government ... "I must say that I did not suffer any physical or verbal violence," Cisse said on Mali state television, adding that he was mostly in quasi-permanent isolation in the Sahara.
It is touted as the world's first television to have a SLED panel, which uses spectral power distribution (SPD) technology to offer wider color gamut and better eye protection than QLED... For audio, the television packs a 24W quad stereo speaker system with DolbyAudio.
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Former foreign minister Moctar Ouane was named as Mali's interim prime minister, state television said on Sunday, a move likely to trigger the lifting of sanctions imposed by the West Africa...
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Former foreign minister Moctar Ouane was named as Mali's interim prime minister, state television said on Sunday, a move likely to trigger the lifting of sanctions imposed by the West Africa regional bloc in the aftermath of the military coup last month.