Niger says US aid worker likely kidnapped by Mali jihadists

Niger says US aid worker likely kidnapped by Mali jihadists

A US aid worker kidnapped in Niger is likely being held by jihadists from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao), the country’s interior minister said Sunday. Jeffery Woodke — the first American to be kidnapped in the west African country – was seized at gunpoint from his home in the central […]

Great Mosque in Djenne, The Largest Mud-Brick Building in The World

Great Mosque in Djenne, The Largest Mud-Brick Building in The World

Founded in 800 AD, the town of Djenne in central Mali, is one of sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest cities. Situated on an island in the Niger River delta, Djenne became the natural hub for traders who shuttled their goods such as salt, gold and slaves in and out of Timbuktu. Through the years Djenne also became […]