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Soumaila Diarra

FEATURE-In fuel-short Mali, farmers find money in saving tree stumps

13 Sep 2019

BAMAKO, Sept 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Drissa Bouare has been selling charcoal in Mali's capital, Bamako, for almost two decades, but has never had more trouble finding supplies of the fuel than in the last few years.

Seeds of change: Mali farmers fight drought with hybrid crops

06 Nov 2018

SIBY, Mali (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Last year, when drought hit in the middle of the growing season in his region of southern Mali, Baba Berthé lost his entire two-hectare maize crop.

FEATURE-Seeds of change: Mali farmers fight drought with hybrid crops

06 Nov 2018

SIBY, Mali Nov 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Last year, when drought hit in the middle of the growing season in his region of southern Mali, Baba Berthé lost his entire two-hectare maize crop. "I harvested nothing at all," remembers the white-robed farmer with a greying goatee.

Mali's erratic weather pushes girls into risky domestic work

30 Mar 2018

BAMAKO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From sweeping to fetching water, washing children to cooking, Sitan Coulibaly's day as a maid in Bamako begins at 6 am and finishes well after dusk.

FEATURE-Mali's erratic weather pushes girls into risky domestic work

30 Mar 2018

BAMAKO, March 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From sweeping to fetching water, washing children to cooking, Sitan Coulibaly's day as a maid in Bamako begins at 6 am and finishes well after dusk.

New law a glimmer of hope for women's land rights in Mali

30 Jan 2017

KATIBOUGOU, Mali, Jan 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W earing a long white tunic covered with bright-coloured patterns, Aminata Berthe bends to water a plot of lettuce with a can in this village near Bamako, the Malian capital.

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