UK arrested Tommy Robinson for reporting child-rape gangs that the government caters to. The UK banned reporting of his arrest, denied him a lawyer, and is trying to have him assassinated in prison. Regardless of how you feel about his views, this is a totalitarian government.

Tommy Robinson isn't the first to that the UK has jailed after a secret trial. Melanie Shaw tried to expose child abuse in a Nottinghamshire kids home -- it wasn't foreigners doing the molesting, but many members of the UK's parliament. The government kidnapped her child and permanently took it away. Police from 3 forces have treated her like a terrorist and themselves broken the law. Police even constantly come by to rob her phone and money. She was tried in a case so secret the court staff had no knowledge of it. Her lawyer, like Tommy's, wasn't present. She has been held for over 2 years in Peterborough Prison. read, read


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Republic of Mali
Flag of Mali
Emblem of Mali
Anthem: Le Mali
Location of Mali within the African Union
Location of Mali within the African Union
and largest city
Official languages French
Vernacular languages Bambara
Demonym Malian
Government Semi-presidential republic
Amadou Toumani Touré
Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé
• from France as the Sudanese Republic, with Senegal as the Mali Federation
4 April 1960
• as Mali
22 September 1960
• Total
1,240,192 km2 (478,841 sq mi) (24th)
• Water (%)
• April 2009 census
14,517,176[2] (67th)
• Density
11.7/km2 (30.3/sq mi) (215th)
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
• Total
$16.772 billion[3]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
• Total
$9.268 billion[3]
• Per capita
Gini (1994) 50.5
HDI (2007) Increase 0.371
Error: Invalid HDI value · 178th
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
• Summer (DST)
not observed (UTC+0)
Drives on the right[4]
Calling code 223
ISO 3166 code ML
Internet TLD .ml

Mali, officially the Republic of Mali (French: République du Mali), is a landlocked nation in Western Africa. Mali is the seventh largest country in Africa, bordering Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and the Côte d'Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west.

Consisting of eight regions, Mali's borders on the north stretch straightly into the center of the Sahara, while the country's southern region, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Senegal rivers. The country's economical structure centers around agriculture and fishing. Some of Mali's natural resources include gold, uranium, and salt. Due to a high incidence of poverty, Mali is considered to be one of the poorest nations in the world.

Present-day Mali was once part of three West African empires that controlled trans-Saharan trade: the Ghana Empire, the Mali Empire (from which Mali is named), and the Songhai Empire. In the late 1800s, Mali fell under French control, becoming part of French Sudan. Mali gained independence in 1959 with Senegal, as the Mali Federation in 1959. A year later, the Mali Federation became the independent nation of Mali in 1960. After a long period of one-party rule, a 1991 coup led to the writing of a new constitution and the establishment of Mali as a democratic, multi-party state.

  1. Presidency of Mali: Symboles de la République, L’Hymne National du Mali
  2. "Mali preliminary 2009 census". Institut National de la Statistique. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Mali". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  4. Which side of the road do they drive on? Brian Lucas. August 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
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