January 23, 2013
Peter Gwin has spent months traveling throughout Mali and its neighboring countries since 2005. He explains how history and geography helped create the current crisis.
December 10, 2012
Mali has gone from one of Africa's model democracies to a haven for al Qaeda, leaving the people of Timbuktu asking what happens next?
September 22, 2011
The collapse of the Qaddafi regime delights many Libyans but holds the risk of ongoing instability for much of the rest of the region as mercenaries he recruited are deserting him and heading home.
September 13, 2011
PRI's The World
Peter Gwin told PRI's The World that Tuaregs aren’t helping Muammar Qaddafi hide; only a few fought for the dictator against Libyan rebels, yet the fall of Qaddafi is forcing them to flee.
September 8, 2011
Pulitzer Center grantee Peter Gwin was interviewed by CNN about his reporting on the Tuareg, a nomadic group recruited by Muammar Qaddafi to fight against the rebels in Libya.
August 31, 2011
Thousands of Tuareg rebels have fled to Libya to fight in Qadaffi's army and are receiving more than a thousand dollars for their service.
August 18, 2011
Mali and Niger wait anxiously to see how their countries will fare if the besieged regime of Muammar Qaddafi falls during civil war.
August 18, 2011
Tuareg rebels have been fighting the Niger government, with some support from Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, for a share in the lucrative uranium mined on their lands.
December 17, 2010
Timbuktu: The caravan city harbors ancient manuscripts, al Qaeda insurgents, and a world of intrigue.
December 16, 2010
A slideshow presentation of National Geographic reporter Brent Stirton's reporting trip to Timbuktu. Based on an article in the January 2011 issue of National Geographic Magazine.
November 12, 2010
Terrorist cells, rebel groups, and smuggling gangs have exploited Mali’s vast northern desert for nearly a decade. The most infamous is led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar.