About us

Mali Interest Hub

This website is an initiative of the Mali Development Group, supported by the Alliance for Mali. We aim to raise awareness not only about the vibrant country that is Mali, but also the wide ranging issues that affect it. The most pressing of these is the current crisis in the North of Mali, and we want to contribute to seeing an enduring just peace in all of Mali.

Mali as a country, especially in the current crisis, is hardly mentioned in the British and English speaking media. We hope to change this and bring together a central hub for information on Mali for English speaking audiences.

How are we doing this?

We intend to aggregate some of the most interesting and relevant news sources from around the world and publish them all in one place. The difference in comparison to other sites is that the we aim to do this for an English speaking audience. This means that the majority of our material will be in English, or translated from other languages into English.

The Mali Interest Hub intends to publish pieces by contributors to discuss vital aspects of both Mali and the Malian crisis. Our aim is that the wide ranging topics and discussions will be a forum for both increasing people’s knowledge around Mali and provoke a debate.

Our contributors will come from a wide range backgrounds and perspectives. But the key one we hope to bring to English speaking audiences is that of the Malian people themselves. This is a key element of explaining to people outside of Mali of the range of talents, wonders and opinions in Mali.

Want to get involved?

We are always looking to take on a wide variety of views and opinions. If you are interested in contributing to the Mali Interest Hub or want to contact the Alliance for Mali please use the form below.

 

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  1. Dear Sirs,

    My name is Ludovica Iaccino and I am a reporter for the London-based International Business Times, an online paper with more than 15.5 million unique visitors per month.

    I would like to interview you regarding a recent surge in attacks in Mali. The interview will last about 10 minutes and will be published, along with a written piece, on our website on Friday 13th March.

    You can come to our office, based in canary Wharf. If you are too busy my colleague and I can meet you at another location.
    Could we schedule an interview for tomorrow, Tuesday 10th March or Wednesday 11th?

    Possible questions:

    Who are the Tuareg insurgents and what do they demand?

    Is the intervention of troops from other African countries necessary to combat terror attacks in Mali?

    When were French troops deployed in Mali and why? Have they been successful so far?

    Boko Haram recently pledged allegiance to Isis. Is there any link between insurgents in Mali and Isis?

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon,

    Kindest Regards,
    Ludovica Iaccino

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