A journey by road, ferry, and military plane across northern Mali reveals the scars of the jihadist occupation—and signs of a still-smoldering conflict.
Several African countries are preemptively treating children for malaria after trials found the measure drastically lowers deaths. Will on-the-ground results be as promising?
Josh Hammer documents a deteriorating situation in Mali following the 2012 coup and subsequent takeover by Islamic militants of a large chunk of the country’s north.
The librarian revived interest in Mali's illustrious past...then had to save it from jihadists.
Despite bed-nets, insecticides and treatments, malaria continues to kill hundreds of thousands of children in sub-Saharan Africa. Health officials are reviving an old measure to prevent the disease.
A new approach to malaria may save hundreds of thousands of children, but it requires a network of health workers in countries that lack of money, human resources and organization.
Several African nations could strike a major blow against malaria by sacrificing some older drugs. Can they make it work?
Amy Maxmen suggests we change the face of aid in Africa.
Malaria is the leading cause of death in Mali, so I went to write about the disease. But outside of this tragic reality, there's also art, kindness and beauty like I’ve never witnessed before.
The U.S. has long seen the Middle East and South Asia as the central battlegrounds in the war against Islamist militants. That's changing: the new face of terror is an African one.
I got used to watching Bamako's scooters carry strange things as they weave through the city's dusty streets. What I hadn't seen, until Thursday, was a scooter with an upside-down sheep.
The world's roads are still a place of carnage, with hair-raising instances of risky practices, unenforced laws and shoddy data. This quick survey of country facts also shows that progress is real.