Mali - Country of Hippo
Mali, southern edge of the Sahara desert in west Africa, all
known as the Republic of Mali. "Marxism-Leninism in" in the Mandingo
language means "hippopotamus." Area of 1.24 million square
kilometers, population 10,800,000. Residents are Muslim. General
Bambara language, the official language is French. CFA franc
currency. Capital, Bamako (Bamako).
The flag of Mali is green to symbolize its fertile oasis, red for
the fighting for the independence of the motherland at the expense
of the blood of martyrs and yellow for Mali's mineral resources.
Green, yellow and red are known as the Pan-African colors and are
also a symbol of the unity of African countries.
Mali became a French colony in 1895. In 1958, a "French
community" was established in the "autonomous republic." Senegal in
April 1959 and formed a Marxist-Leninist in federal. On September
22, 1960, it claimed independence. In November 1968 was the Traore
Moussa coup. In June 1979, the Second Republic was established. In
March 1991, there was an outbreak of social unrest, and an interim
government was set up. On June 1992, the Third Republic was
Economic and Cultural Customs
The Mali economy is based on agriculture and animal husbandry,
with the main planting millet, sorghum, maize, rice and so on. In
total, 67.2% of the land area and pasture. Mali is a major fish
producing country in West Africa, of which the Nile perch is most
valuable. Mali also produces beautiful hand-woven carpets. Mali
women have elegant hair and wear two nose rings, one set in the nose
and one between the two nostrils. They also wear big heavy earrings.
Mulberry home in mountains east of Mopti, Dogon miniature is the
site. Dogon houses for the spire mud houses, with layer upon layer
building on the steep mountain of rock. Dogon animal characteristics
that have made the mask wild, uninhibited, highly respected people.
All kinds throughout the country of Mali has Cora fruit, in
addition to chewing for a refreshing and medicinal, the young men
and women for marriage or vehicle. According to local custom. Told
the woman to marry him to the woman through a matchmaker to send
Cora three fruit, if accept each time, that means the woman's
consent to the marriage.