History of Conflict ● Main religion is Islamic ● There have been Muslim Terrorists attacks (9/11) ● Rulers have treated citizens unfairly and taken away rights
Movement of People Refugees ● Women and children are fleeing ● Men are staying to fight against Authorities ● There isnt much escaping since the Muslims of Mali are under strict security
Economics ● Growth rate- 4.5% ● Per Capita income- $691 ● Consumer price inflation rate- 2.2% ● Mali is a poor country with a unstable economy.
Natural Resources ● Resources: Gold, Phosphate, salt,limestone,oil. ● They also have Uranium which is used to make nuclear bombs. ● This can be very dangerous in a war zone. ● Agriculture: Fishery,livestock.
Religion ● Mali is a Islamic country ● The main law is Sharia ● Islamic moral code and religious law that deals with crime, politics,and economics ● Also deals with sexual intercourse,Hygiene, diet, fasting and prayer.
Ethnicity ● Diverse Sub-Saharan ethnic groups ● Nomadic northern groups (Maurs, Tuaregs, Berber people)
Power/Governance ● The main conflict in mali is that the rulers are trying to inforce the Sharia law. ● Sharia is being enforced in aggressive ways ● Citizens want independence from these unfair authorities.
Language and Cultural factors ● Official language is French ● Other languages include English and Arabic ● Various religions and tribes ● Several forms of music and dance
Political Boundaries effects ● The conflict is mainly in Northern Mali ● Borders split people on land which gives people something to fight over ● Borders are also good because only a piece of the country will be in conflict, not the whole country
Current Status ● Other countries such as US, Canada, France,Germany, and the British Red Cross are coming to the aid of Mali ● The al-Queda is present in Mali ● Muslim storytellers are being band ● Muslim music is being limited ● Punishments for disobeying Sharia Law: stoning, executed by firing squad, hands, feet, and ears get amputated