An historic first for the International Criminal Court

Yesterday saw the trial of Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi at the International Criminal Court for the intentional destruction of world heritage shrines in Timbuktu during the 2012 occupation of the city by the Islamic rebel group Ansar Dine. The trial marks two import...

Mali Attacks–What We Know So Far

Gunmen stormed an upscale hotel in Bamako, Mali today, apparently killing several people and taking hostages. The situation is still fluid, but here is what we know. The Target The Radisson Blu hotel is the kind of upscale hotel that is familiar in many Afri...

Prospect of Peace Recedes in Mali

"Rebels, drop your weapons. Let's make peace." "Peace in the north, the south, everywhere." Such were some of the slogans written on placards carried by peaceful protesters in Bamako, the capital of Mali, earlier this week, where thousands of people took to th...