Mali: Mission to preserve Timbuktu texts almost complete
For five years, the organization Savama DCI has been working to digitalize and preserve ancient Islamic texts which fell into the hands of extremists in Timbuktu. After much painstaking effort, they're now 90 percent through with their mission.
The devastating impact of climate change on Niger and Mali
The Azawak valley, a Florida-sized area spread over Mali and Niger, used to have the best pastoral lands in West Africa.
Schools reopen in northern Mali town after years of violent conflict
After five years without schooling due to lack of security in northern and central Mali, hundreds of children returned to school in the desert town of Kidal, stronghold of Tuareg separatist rebels.
Mali's tourism affected by violence
The risk of violence in northwest Africa’s Sahel region has severely damaged the tourism industry. That’s been the case in Mali where five years of instability have led to a reduction in tourist numbers.
Ivory Coast becomes illegal gold mining hotspot
Ivory Coast has become a Mecca for people hoping to strike gold - albeit illegally - with workers flocking from neighbouring Guinea, Burkina Faso and Mali to dig deep in the country's rich, red soil.
One dead in protest over detained Mali radio presenter
One person was killed and several more wounded in Mali during clashes between security forces and demonstrators protesting the arrest of a popular radio presenter.