The semi-nomadic Tuareg people have lived in the region since the 12th century.
Mali is one of the 25 poorest countries in the world.
The year started well for bankers as Goldman Sachs last week opened the bonus season with average payouts of £250,000.
The US bailout is within a whisker of being paid back.
Banks dodged £16 billion in tax in 2010 by moving bonuses forwards a few weeks.
If a council worker has to commute by train to London from Chelmsford in Essex, they’ll pay £348.70 a month for the privilege. In a year the cost is £3,540.
Britain’s rail network was nationalised 65 years ago—for the second time.
Poor maintenance under Railtrack led to a crash at Potters Bar that killed seven people in 2002.
The government’s attack on benefits could see thousands of people lose their homes. One attack in particular, popularly known as the "bedroom tax", is set to push almost 100,000 social housing tenants into arrears on their rent from this April.
Up to four million people planned to take out a payday loan to cover the cost of Christmas. Now, with the festivities finished, they’ll be stuck with the financial hangover.
Tory chancellor George Osborne admitted on Wednesday of last week that his economic plan isn’t working—even on its own terms.
Over three million people work- ing in Britain are struggling to survive on the pay they receive each month—and want to work more hours than they can get. That’s the finding of a new report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Whatever happened to peak oil? Only a few years ago it was common to hear speculation that global oil production had peaked and would slowly peter out—forcing capitalism to adapt its energy use. But by last year oil production was increasing again, especially in North America.
The Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast was opened in 1958. The home’s warden Joe Mains at once started to abuse the boys in his care. Mains recruited Raymond Semple and William McGrath in the 1970s and they joined in the daily brutal abuse.
From children playing "Spot the Stobart Lorry" on motorway trips to the Channel 5 TV documentary, haulage company Eddie Stobart has a knack for having good PR.
Women who used to work for Birmingham City Council last week won a step forward in their claim for equal pay.
The government is attacking workers’ rights again. Lib Dem lapdog Vince Cable claims he wants to reduce "the burden of employment tribunals" on firms.
One in three women in Britain will have an abortion in their lifetime. When the Abortion Act made abortion legal in 1967 it was a milestone moment in the fight for women’s liberation.
Heathrow airport expansion has set leading Tories at each other’s throats. But this has nothing to do with meeting our travel needs and everything to do with competition.
As the new term begins, private housing bosses are licking their lips at the prospect of cashing in on students.