An American Recounts the Coup In Mali

Earlier this week, just hours after the counter-coup attempt, I spoke with Phil about life in Bamako lately. Phil isn't an aid exp music ert, he doesn't work for an NGO and he's not in the Peace Corps. He's an industrious American guy who is interested in the world around him (and its music).

Mali: A New Interim President, But Crisis Far From Over

The former speaker of Parliament, Dioncounda Traore, was sworn in today as the new head of state in Mali. As much as this transition of power is a significant step towards restoring democratic rule, the security situation in the country has worsened, as the rebellion in the north is far from under control.