Mali is a country renowned for its music, but in 2012, the music stopped. That year, separatist rebels and Islamic groups seized two-thirds of the country and banned any expression of art. While French and Malian forces drove the Islamists…
By PBS NewsHour
In January 2013, French forces fought Islamist insurgents in Mali who are seeking to take over larger portions of the West African country.
By Larisa Epatko
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