From the onset, the military junta has promised to pave the way to new elections. But some are concerned it might be trying to hold onto power in this transition.
Terrorist attacks that resulted in the death of more people do not necessarily mean that they'll get more search attention on the Internet.
Afropop returned to Mali and found traditional and contemporary music thriving at the Festival Acoustik de Bamako, in Mali's capital.
Three years after a coup nearly ripped Mali apart, militant groups continue to use parts of the country as their bases of operations. What little government exists is chaotic and corrupt. Public services are almost unheard of.
Brian Eno, a rocker, composer, and all-around musical curiosity seeker, is in Mali right now, taking part in the Africa Express cultural exchange. Malian musician Sidi Touré says Mali's recent civil war tried, but failed to break the deep place of music in that country.
Correspondent Laura Lynch in Mali describes the time she's just spent with a French army convoy on the road to Gao, Mali. Islamists extremists have been pushed out of Gao, but there are still dangers on the road.
Marco Werman had the chance to speak with Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, who had landed from Mali's capital Bamako just three days earlier. Like most of her musical colleagues back home right now, music takes a backseat to the daily concerns of war.