Workers in Mali’s small-scale gold mines toil long hours in dangerous conditions for little pay.
Tanya Kaur Bindra
Rare images from the town of Gao where Malian and French troops fought a fierce battle with rebels.
Overseas workers from the Philippines continue to face abuse and hardship as the UN marks International Migrants Day.
Disgruntled soldiers chased away the defence minister then put an end to President Toure’s “incompetent” rule in March.
Tens of thousands have fled conflict in the north, to find poor conditions, unemployment and homesickness elsewhere.
About six million people at risk as food crisis worsens in the Sahel region hit by poor harvests.
A collective resistance must be forged in opposing hate crimes like the shooting in Oak Creek, writes Bindra.