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Old 27-04-2015, 01:51 PM   #51
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Lightbulb Brotherhood of M

They made it very clear what was going on back home in Mali..
Mali consists of 8 regions and its borders on the north reach deep into the middle of the Sahara, while the country's southern part, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Senegal rivers.. The country's economic structure centers on agriculture and fishing. Some of Mali's prominent natural resources include gold, being the third largest producer of gold in the African continent,and salt.. About half the population lives below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.. A majority of the population (55%) are non-denominational Muslims..

An exhausted migrant crawls up the beach in Fuerteventura...

Present-day Mali was once part of 3 West African empires that controlled trans-Saharan trade: the Ghana Empire, the Mali Empire (for which Mali is named), and the Songhai Empire.. During its golden age, there was a flourishing of mathematics, astronomy, literature, and art.. At its peak in 1300, the Mali Empire covered an area about twice the size of modern-day France and stretched to the west coast of Africa.. In the late 19th century, during the Scramble for Africa, France seized control of Mali, making it a part of French Sudan..After a long period of one-party rule, a 1991 coup led to the writing of a new constitution and the establishment of Mali as a democratic, multi-party state. Significant portions of its legislation is derived from sharia law...

In January 2012, an armed conflict broke out in northern Mali, which Tuareg rebels took control of by April and declared the secession of a new state, Azawad.. The conflict was complicated by a military coup that took place in March and later fighting between Tuareg and Islamist rebels.. In response to Islamist territorial gains, the French military launched Opération Serval in January 2013..A month later, Malian and French forces recaptured most of the north. Presidential elections were held on 28 July 2013, with a second round run-off held on 11 August, and legislative elections were held on 24 November and 15 December 2013...
Why is the letter M so important to the Brotherhood?.. had no idea what was precious and what wasn't.. We threw away things people kill each other for now.."Put a crew together, we're going after 'em"..For a fuckin' book?..

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