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Mali -- Resources on the 2012-2013 Conflict

The Center of African Studies is hosting a roundtable on the conflict in Mali at 2:00 PM on 1 February, 2013. More details are here: Events Calendar.

To complement this event, we created this list of resources to faciliate discussions and research on the conflict underway in Mali. It includes the following sections:

Please send suggestions for additions to

Download a PDF of an earlier version of this here.

Recent Scholarship*

*Subscriptions may be required to access some of the above materials. Check with your local library. If you do not have access through your library, you may be able to access materials through an interlibrary loan. Also see the OCLC site.

Wikipedia, Internet Guides, Fact Sheets, Congressional Hearings

Karen Fung’s African South of the Sahara: Mali internet guide:

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Blogs, Facebooks groups and Twitter streams

Media and Journalism
From Mali:

From Elsewhere:



CBC (including interactive map)

Christian Science Monitor:

France24 (English) (French) (map)


IRIN: humanitarian news and analysis

Le Monde 

Le Monde diplomatique - English edition
Philippe Leymarie. January 2013. “Mali, a country divided.”

New York Times
Vicki Huddleston, Former US Ambassador to Mali, Op-Ed
Adam Nossiter’s articles on Mali

NPR: National Public Radio
NPR/Fresh Air interview with Adam Nossiter, the West Africa bureau chief for The New York Times

RFI: Radio France Internationale

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Background, Statistics and Data Visualization

How to Help: Humanitarian Efforts

Further Research: Library (World Cat) Selected Subject Headings

·  Coups d'état -- Mali.
·  Democracy -- Mali -- History -- 20th century.
·  Democracy -- Mali -- History -- Case studies.
·  Democracy -- Mali.
·  Economic assistance, American -- Mali.
·  Human rights -- Mali.
·  Mali -- Economic conditions.
·  Mali -- Foreign relations -- United States.
·  Mali -- Politics and government -- 1968-1991.
·  Mali -- Politics and government -- 1991-
·  Mali -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
·  Mali -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
·  Mali -- Social conditions.
·  Political stability -- Mali.
·  Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
·  Revolutions -- Mali.
·  Terrorism -- Mali.
·  United States -- Foreign relations -- Mali.
·  Islam and politics -- Africa, West.

Compiled by M Saavedra. Thanks to Yacine Kouyate (Berkeley), Jason Schultz (Library, UC Berkeley), Jennifer Yanco (West African Research Association), Stephen Wooten (University of Oregon), Barbara Anderson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Anastasia Shown (University of Pennsylvania), Maria Grosz-Ngaté (University of Indiana, Bloomington), Elise Noel (Harvard University) and the ASA Outreach Council for suggesting resources.

A PDF version of this is here.

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updated: 24 January, 2013

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