The story of how priceless ancient manuscripts that were reportedly destroyed when Islamists overran Timbuktu in fact were not.
A year ago, Mali was seen as a model for the rest of Africa. Today, it's a cautionary tale about how quickly a country can fail in the face of corruption, political instability and militant Islam.
How a team of sneaky librarians duped Al Qaeda.
Amid the drug palaces of northern Mali, it's easy to see why this war will be hard to win.
After a crackdown on music, Baba Salah wants to keep Islamists out of his hometown.
On most days it’s easy to forget that this is still a country under military rule, but the indictment of a prominent journalist offered a vivid reminder.
We were halfway to Timbuktu when we heard the pop. It was just after 3:45 p.m., and we’d been bouncing along the unpaved, deeply-rutted dirt road which leads to Timbuktu for nearly eight hours.
Al Jazeera English's program "Listening Post" examines why journalists are finding it difficult to cover the story in Mali. It features an interview with Pulitzer Center grantee Peter Chilson.
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.
Northern Mali is currently the largest al Qaeda-controlled space in the world and could become a "permanent haven for terrorists and organized criminal networks."
A masterful blend of reportage and history from one of the world's newest front lines in the war on terror -- the endangered African country of Mali.
Waiting out the coup in Mali.