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The commodification of water and land in Mali

The commodification of water and land in Mali

Sékou Diarra 2011-06-07, Issue 533

Nowadays, politicians in Africa are generally more concerned with market efficiency, economic growth rates, productivity of financial capital and the security of the rich than they are about human rights and the security of the people. In African countries, if progress […]

Global land rush has potential, and potential problems

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR The New York Times Published: Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 1:00 a.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:07 p.m.

Sekou Traore stands in fields where he grows millet, sorghum and beans in the village of Soumouni, Mali, in November. Traore fears losing his house and land to a Libyan […]

Looting Mali’s History: Illegal Smuggling Threatening one of Africa’s Greatest Cultural Heritages

Looting Mali’s History As demand for its antiquities soars, the West African country is losing its most prized artifacts to illegal sellers and smugglers By Joshua Hammer Photographs by Aaron Huey Smithsonian magazine, November 2009

Mali's long history as a sub-Saharan trade route underlies its artistic traditions.

I’m sitting in the courtyard of […]