Country: Mali

Jihadists close to the Malian capital Bamako (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Islamism in Mali

Between fear and disappointment

Malian band Alkibar Jr.

Album review: "Jamal" by Alkibar Jr.

Mali's musical resistance

The Tuareg band Terakraft (photo: terakraft.bandpage.com)

Album review: "Alone" by Terakaft

The lions of Tamasheq music

Refugees in Libya

An unlikely safe haven

River scene in Mali (photo: Karim Diarra)

Album: ″Lost in Mali″

Celebrating a musical landscape

BKO Quintet (source: Buda Musique)

Album review: "Bamako Today" by the BKO Quintet

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A fascinating mix of the old and the new

Kasse Mady Diabate (source: www.kassemadydiabatemusic.com)

Album review: "Kirike" by Kasse Mady Diabate

"Understanding is what we wish for: to live in peace"

Vieux Farka Touré and Idan Raichel (photo: Jason Marck)

Album review: "The Paris Session" by The Touré-Raichel Collective

Expanding each other's musical horizons

Sofiane Chourabi (photo: Ute Schaeffer/DW)

Open Letter to Europe

"Tunisia Needs Help!"

A woman votes during the second round of presidential elections in Bamako on 11 August 2013 (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Mali Expert Marie Rodet

''The Whole Region Is Potentially Explosive''

Demonstration in Bamako against a military intervention in northern Mali (photo: dapd)

Interview with Bakary Sambe

''In the Arab World, We Africans are Viewed as Inferior Muslims''

Young Islamists take part in a demonstration led by the controversial preacher Pierre Vogel in Frankfurt on Main (photo: dapd)

Interview with Matenia Sirseloudi

What Drives Young People to Jihad?

A French fighter jet of the type 'Mirage' in Bamako, Mali (photo: Reuters)

Consequences of the Military Intervention in Mali

A Tinderbox Situation

Pakistani writer and Taliban expert Ahmed Rashid (photo: AP)

Interview with Ahmed Rashid on Mali

''Worse than Afghanistan''

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