MAIL

IN Africa

General Information

Population:13,796,354

Land Area:471,042 Total Area:478,767

Official Languages: French Other Languages: Bambara, African

Capitol City: Bamako


HISTORY

Mail gained Independence in 1960. These groups make up Mail Mande, Bambara, Malinke and Sarakole.

ECONOMY

Cotton, millet, rice, corn, vegetables, peanuts, cattle, sheep and goats.

Trading Partners: China, Pakistan, Thailand, Italy, Germany, India, Bangladesh, France, Senegal

CULTURE

Life expectancy ave. around 47 years and infant mortality is high.

4/5 are muslims small # are Christian.

Many students drop at of school after elementary school. 54%(male) 40%(female).

Free health care and unsafe water

Sites for Mali

1:http://www.factmonster.com/countries.html

2:http://www.mapsofworld.com/

4:http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/

5:http://www.everyculture.com/

6:ncwiseowl

RECIPES

Lemongrass Tea
Ingredients:
1.2 l water
250 g lemongrass, cleaned and cut into 5cm lengths
Sugar to taste
Cooking Instructions:
Bring the water to a boil and use to rinse and heat-up a teapot. Add the lemongrass and cover with the water. Allow to seep for a while then pour the tea into small cups and add a little sugar if desired