Mali Anti-Government Protest Escalates and Occupies National Broadcaster

from AMW English A large anti-government demonstration in Mali has turned into a total uprising against the state. Protesters tried to occupy the national assembly, two major bridges, and successfully shut down national broadcasting in the country. The protest against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keit is the third such demonstration in two months – significantly escalating […]

‘They Took It Over by Force’: Corruption and Palm Oil in Sierra Leone

by Victoria Schneider SAHN, Sierra Leone — The day they came, Margaret Fascia was in her forest garden of cocoa trees, pineapple plants, palms, ferns and cassavas. Like most days of the week, she was working, looking after the crops that feed her family. But she was afraid. Word had gotten around that a foreign […]