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Amanar Festival sur le Niger 2015

On the morning after the first night of the festival, I wandered over to a thatched hut where a woman was selling sandwiches with everything you would want in them: sauteed slices of beef and onions, french fries, alloco (fried plantain), tomato and cucumber in a vinaigrette and crushed chili peppers with a bit of [...]

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A Guide to Tea in Mali

how to drink malian tea

Popular throughout the Sahel - not just Mali - is a concentrated brew of sweetened tea that is served in tiny glasses (think shot glass sized). The tea kettle itself is tiny, and it seems everything has been miniaturized due to the tea's strength. Here we will explain a few pointers for getting the most [...]