Tagged: Mali

Mali, a landlocked nation in West Africa, holds a rich historical legacy as the center of ancient empires and trade routes. Governed as a semi-presidential republic, Mali’s political landscape is marked by a multi-party system, with key parties including the Rally for Mali (RPM), the Alliance for Democracy in Mali (ADEMA), and the Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD). The country gained independence from France in 1960, but Mali has faced challenges such as political instability, ethnic tensions, and security threats, particularly from jihadist groups in the northern regions. The Sahara Desert, including the iconic city of Timbuktu, and the Niger River, which flows through the country, contribute to Mali’s diverse geography. Agriculture, gold mining, and livestock farming form the backbone of the economy, but persistent poverty, drought, and infrastructure deficits hinder development. Mali’s cultural heritage is evident in its music, art, and festivals, with traditional practices like griot storytelling adding to its cultural richness. The country actively participates in regional organizations such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and has contributed to United Nations peacekeeping missions. As Mali strives for political stability, economic development, and social cohesion, it grapples with the complexities of managing diversity and addressing the roots of insecurity, emphasizing the need for both national and international efforts to address the challenges that impact this West African nation. GETZIPCODES: Features democracy and rights of Mali.

Mali Population 2014

Mali 2014

Yearbook 2014 Mali. The effects of the civil war between Islamists and government forces plagued the country. Over 350,000 people were estimated to be internally displaced in Mali and over 180,000 had moved abroad....