How bloodshed in Mali's villages threatens the region

The fighting in the West African nation looks like a tribal conflict, but it is much bigger than that.

    This week, The Take is reporting from Mali's new front, where an absent government is letting old rivalries flare. Groups like al-Qaeda are fuelling the fire and a major UN peacekeeping mission is unable to stop the unprecedented violence.

    For more:

    What's behind the ethnic violence in Mali?

    'It's a tragedy': Scores killed in attack on central Mali village

    Why are peacekeepers leaving Mali? 

    The Team:

    Priyanka Tilve produced this episode with Alexandra Locke, Morgan Waters, Amy Walters, Ney Alvarez and Malika Bilal. Seth Samuel was the sound designer. Natalia Aldana is the social media producer. Graelyn Brashear is Al Jazeera's Head of Audio.

    Special thanks to Nicolas Haque, Eva Kasprowicz and Rachid Mkansi.


    New episodes of the show come out every Friday. Subscribe to The Take on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts Stitcher , or wherever you listen. Follow The Take on Twitter @AJTheTake, on Facebook and on Instagram @ajthetake.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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