Politics

Q&A: Northern Malians' push for secession

Spokesman for MNLA rebel group tells Al Jazeera people in the north have been marginalised and need autonomy.

Orphans of the Sahara

Orphans of the Sahara: Exile

Part three of explores the astonishing wealth that lies beneath the Tuareg's ancestral land.

Orphans of the Sahara

Orphans of the Sahara: Rebellion

Part two of this series explores northern Mali in 2012 as it falls to Tuareg separatists and their al-Qaeda rivals.

Orphans of the Sahara

Orphans of the Sahara: Return

With the fall of Gaddafi, thousands of Tuaregs return to Mali and Niger and launch their fight for an independent state.

Mali

Making sense of Mali's armed groups

Al-Qaeda gets the most attention, but local groups and ethnic fighters are part of a complicated mix of instability.

Mali

Mali: The 'gentle' face of al-Qaeda

An exclusive report from inside northern Mali.

Mali

Northern Mali: A dying land

Amid desertification and drought, tensions rise as rival armed groups vie for control of the impoverished region.