Thespians battle prejudice and poverty in wartime Mali
A group of young Malians in Bamako perform in a theatre troupe, braving the prejudices associated with the discipline. Despite the setbacks, young thespians Aly, Awa and their acolytes have written and performed a play on the dangerous trip that thousands of young Africans take in the hope of migrating to Europe. The play, performed in a former open-air nightclub, was programmed in December as part of the "Les Praticables" festival, one of the only theatre events in Mali.
Young entrepreneurs get a chance in Bamako's Tech Friday
They're young, they have ideas .. and they want to make a difference in their country. Once a month, startup founders in Mali's capital Bamako face off at the "Tech Friday" event.
15 dead people in Mali building collapse
Fifteen people were killed when a three-storey building under construction collapsed in Bamako's Banconi Salemebougou district, according to a provisional assessment by the Malian Ministry of Security and Civil Protection. Rescue operations to search for survivors are ongoing.
1,000 trucks stranded in Mali roads protest
More than 1,000 trucks loaded with merchandise are blocked at the entrance to Mali's capital Bamako on the fourth day of protests against the poor state of the country's roads.