May 14, 2015 / Thomson Reuters Foundation
Chris Arsenault
It was a hushed-up contract for one of Africa’s biggest land deals, signed with the backing of two authoritarians who have since been deposed. Naturally, I wanted a copy.
May 14, 2015 / Thomson Reuters Foundation
Chris Arsenault
A series of small changes—a wall to capture rainwater, expanded vegetable gardens and more efficient wood stoves—are helping families eke out an existence in one of the world's poorest countries.
May 14, 2015 / Foreign Affairs
Chris Arsenault
Malian farmer Balima Coulibaly and his fellow villages aren't sure what will happen now that their land has been sold to Libya. They fear displacement following one of Africa's biggest land deals.
May 3, 2015 / The Atavist
Joshua Hammer
In 2001, two unlikely friends created a music festival in Mali that drew the likes of Bono and Robert Plant. Then radical Islam tore them apart.
April 30, 2015 / Thomson Reuters Foundation
Chris Arsenault
Mali agreed to lease Libya 100,000 hectares of farmland in a 2008 agreement called the Malibya project. The deal has been controversial as local farmers believe they could be displaced.
April 29, 2015 / Thomson Reuters Foundation
Chris Arsenault
What happens when investors look for land deals in Africa? Journalist Chris Arsenault looks at what is happening to the Libyan government's 100,00 hectare land grab in Mali.
April 29, 2015 / Thomson Reuters Foundation
Chris Arsenault
Urban farmers in Bamako are growing food on some of the most expensive land in Mali's capital in what they call a "land occupation."
April 27, 2015 / Al Jazeera
Chris Arsenault
Rainfall has dropped by 30 percent since 1998 in the West African country, leaving nearly 2 million in need of food aid.
April 16, 2015 / Thomson Reuters Foundation
Chris Arsenault
After several years of violence, Tuareg rebels said they were still not ready to sign a planned peace deal with the government.
Image by Chris Arsenault. Mali, 2015.
April 14, 2015
Chris Arsenault
In 2009, Libya bought 100,000 hectares of prime territory in Mali in what critics consider a "land grab". With both countries facing instability: who controls the farm land now?
April 14, 2015 / Thomson Reuters Foundation
Chris Arsenault
Pulitzer Center grantee Chris Arsenault visits rebel-held Northern Mali where local warlords and international aid workers conduct business with a handshake.
February 3, 2015
Tom Hundley, Katherine Doyle, Peter Gwin, Amy Maxmen, Brian Castner
With our new educational game, travel to the historic city of Timbuktu, Mali, where you report on the ancient manuscripts housed there.
January 29, 2015
NEW: Play the version update of 'TB2: Mali's Ancient Manuscripts'!

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