This is an excellent comprehensive reference page for the city of Bamako, past and present...

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And here are other links to Bamako pages and resources:

1. Blog from Bamako = "Bridges from Bamako" by cultural anthropologist Bruce Whitehouse, an expert on Mali, living in Bamako

the last 5 years. His blog includes links to all of his recent media appearances, including a discussion with former Ambassador to Mali, Vicki Huddleston:

Africa Past and Present (podcast), “Conflict in Mali” (discussion with Peter Alegi and retired US Ambassador to Mali, Vicki Huddleston).

2. A 2012 charming fictional film portraying a family adventure in Bamako, "Swirl in Bamako" by Dominique Philippe.