Travel Blogs from Bamako
... actually trying to create a separate northern state. Recently, there have been elections and more conversation about sorting out the ongoing issues. This is the reason that our program is called dialogue and reconciliation. While we are here for the month, we are collaborating with local university students (ENSUP students) and local teachers from a school called Ciwara. Together as teams we are posing questions about the current situation of Mali to bring about a ...
Into town to the museum, a lot of the
old carvings were pretty scary, almost witchcraft stuff. As well as
the statues they also had some archaeological remains, although not
many, and lots of different patterned cloth and types of cloth that
dated from the 12th century up until now. Leaving there we
went to one of the smaller markets, that said it still went on and
on. It was a bit grotty with lots of ...
... to find the complete petty mindedness and obstructivness of the fellow truely amusing: after the event that is. You're Louis Theroux
20. Do expect the entire process to take over a week
22. Do have a beer afterwards. You’ll need it.
Rob Spackman Bamako 26th January
... lingering animosity caused by Mauritanian support of rebels against the annexation of South West Sahara by Morocco some years ago. Anyway the border has about 3 kilometres of no-mans land across a really rough and rocky piste. It is reputed to be mined on either side of the ...
... The whole affair is conducted in a very public setting, with seamingly all members of the public involved and of all ages.
Amidst all this killing, it is important to remember and understand its origins and significance. Eid Tabaski recreates the Abrahamic story of when, under instruction from God, Abraham was about to sacrifice his son Isaac. The appearance of a sheep, which was the result of Abraham's obedience, meant Isaac was spared. ...