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.

Q&A: Northern Malians' push for secession

Orphans of the Sahara

Orphans of the Sahara: Exile

Part three of this series 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.

Making sense of Mali's armed groups

Mali

Mali: The 'gentle' face of al-Qaeda

An exclusive report from inside northern Mali.

Mali: The 'gentle' face of al-Qaeda

Mali

Northern Mali: A dying land

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

Northern Mali: A dying land