Report From Mali
by Mike Kennedy
One million Tuareg have crossed the Sahara for a thousand years, but only in the 20th century have these Blue Men of the Dune Sea crossed the black lines of maps. As the French were leaving North Africa, their cartographers drew Mali's unhappy shape. It is the map that condemns Mali to never ending strife. This is a story of the Arab Spring in a new season of many thirsts.