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  1. 1. Mali By George Don’t think it’s a bad country!
  2. 2. <ul><li>Physical Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Foods </li></ul>We are going to talk about:
  3. 3. Physical Geography <ul><li>Where in the world is Mali? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the capital city of Mali? </li></ul><ul><li>What countries are beside Mali? </li></ul><ul><li>What water bodies are beside Mali? </li></ul><ul><li>What Does the country flag looks like? </li></ul><ul><li>What do the colors of the flag symbolize? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the highest point in your country? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the lowest point in your country? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where is Mali? The location of Mali is Western Africa, southwest of Algeria
  5. 5. What is the capital city of Mali? The capital of the city is Bamako. The whole population of Mali is 11,995,402.People in Mali live about for 50 years.
  6. 6. Water buddies There are rivers. The main river is the Senegal River. And there are countries beside Mali like Algeria, Niger, Burkina, Cote D’ivore,
  7. 7. The Flag Represents what? Flag Description: three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), yellow, and red; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia This is Mali’s country flag
  8. 8. What is the highest point and lowest point in Mali? <ul><li>The highest point in Mali is 1,155m </li></ul><ul><li>The Hombori Tondo </li></ul>The lowest point is the Senegal River 23 m
  9. 9. Demographics What are the official language (s)? What is the population of Mali? What religions are found in Mali? What is the literacy rate in Mail?
  10. 10. What are the official language (s)? The official language of Mali is French, and 80% Bambara .
  11. 11. What is the population of Mali? The whole population of Mali is 11,995,402.People in Mali live about for 50 years.
  12. 12. What religions are found in Mali? Their religions are Muslim 90%, Christian 1%, indigenous beliefs 9% .
  13. 13. What is the literacy rate in Mail? <ul><li>The literacy of a male in Mali is 53.5% </li></ul><ul><li>The literacy of a female in Mali is 39.6% </li></ul>
  14. 14. How is different Mali from Canada? The first thing is that it’s a different continent, so the weather is hot there. And there will be less nature because it is really hot sometimes. The paycheck will be like 50$ a month. And the food will cost like 10$ a week.
  15. 15. The Poulet Yassa Poulet Yassa (Senegalese chicken with onions) Yield: 4-6 servings to season   Salt & pepper 1/4 cup   Peanut or other oil 2 T   Dijon mustard (opt.) 4-5 each juice only Lemons 1-3 each minced Chili pepper 4-6 each sliced thin Onions 2-3 lbs cut into serving pieces Chicken, whole AMOUNT PREP INGREDIENTS
  16. 16. Ingredients 4-6  plantains , bananas, ripe, but not past ripe, peeled and cut into bite-sized cubes 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper  or red peppers 1/2 teaspoon peeled grated fresh gingerroot 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons water palm oil  or vegetable oil(for frying) Directions 1 Grind together grated ginger root, pepper, and salt, then mix with water. 2 In a glass bowl toss together the plantain cubes and spice mixture. 3 In a deep skillet, heat oil (just deep enough to allow plantains to float) to 350 degrees F. Fry plantains, turning once, until golden brown on both sides. (Don't try to fry them all at once; they should not touch each other while frying.). 4 Drain on absorbent paper, keep in warmed oven until all the plantains are fried. Serve kelewele immediately
  17. 17. RECIPE INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons cooking oil, more if needed 1 chicken (3 to 3 1/2 pounds), cut into 8 pieces 1 3/4 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper 1 onion, chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes, drained 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 2 3/4 cups water 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1 10-ounce package frozen sliced
  18. 18. <ul><li>RECIPE METHOD In a large pot, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Season the chicken pieces with 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and black pepper. Cook until browned, turning, about 8 minutes in all. Remove. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from the pot. Reduce the heat to moderately low. Add the onion to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and then the tomatoes and cayenne. Return the chicken legs and thighs to the pot and stir in 2 cups of the water. Bring to a simmer and cook, partially covered, for 10 minutes. Whisk together the peanut butter and the remaining 3/4 cup water until smooth. Add this mixture to the stew along with the chicken breasts and wings, the okra and the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and 1/4 of teaspoon black pepper. Cook, partially covered, until the okra is just done, about 10 minutes. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Several other empires and forces overcame and ruled Mali over the next five hundred years, including the French, who made Mali a colony in 1883. European incursions into the trade of West Africa circumvented the Saharan region and greatly reduced its economic power