in Bamako, the capital of Mali. It presents permanent and temporary exhibits on the history of Mali, as well as the musical instruments, dress, and ritual objects associated with Mali's various ethnic groups. '''Garan Fabou Kouyaté''' (b. April 25, 1925 in Segou, Mali) is a member of Mali's Higher Islamic Council and a former member of the CENI (National Independent Electoral Commission) on behalf of the religious groups, and the first general secretary of the Fédération
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'''Mali''' . The population of Mali is 14.5 million. Its capital is Bamako.
Mali consists of eight 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 (Niger River) and Senegal (Senegal River) 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, ''Mali gold reserves rise in 2011 alongside price'' Retrieved on 17 January 2013 and salt. About half the population lives below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day. ''Human Development Indices'', Table 3: Human and income poverty, p. 35. Retrieved on 1 June 2009 A majority of the population (55%) are non-denominational Muslims. "Chapter 1: Religious Affiliation". The World’s Muslims: Unity and Diversity. Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project. August 9, 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
Present-day Mali was once part of three 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. Topics. MuslimHeritage.com (5 June 2003). Retrieved on 8 October 2012. Sankore University. Muslimmuseum.org. Retrieved on 8 October 2012. 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. Mali Empire (ca. 1200- ) The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed. The Black Past. Retrieved on 8 October 2012. In the late 19th century, during the Scramble for Africa, France seized control of Mali, making it a part of French Sudan. French Sudan (then known as the Sudanese Republic) joined with Senegal in 1959, achieving independence in 1960 as the Mali Federation. Shortly thereafter, following Senegal's withdrawal from the federation, the Sudanese Republic declared itself the independent Republic of Mali. 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 (Northern Mali conflict (2012–present)), which Tuareg rebels (National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad) took control of by April and declared the secession of a new state, Azawad. Lydia Polgreen and Alan Cowell, "Mali Rebels Proclaim Independent State in North", "New York Times" (6 April 2012) The conflict was complicated by a military coup (2012 Malian coup d'état) that took place in March UN Security council condemns Mali coup. Telegraph (23 March 2012). Retrieved on 24 March 2013. 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 (Malian presidential election, 2013) were held on 28 July 2013, with a second round run-off held on 11 August, and legislative elections (Malian parliamentary election, 2013) were held on 24 November and 15 December 2013.