Monday, August 18, 2014


We just learned about the country of Niger.

Mali is a country in the north west part of Africa.

(from: wikipedia - mali)

The flag of Mali is green, gold and red.
The green is for the plants growing in the country.
The gold is for purity and the precious metals in the ground like gold.
The red is for the blood of the Mali people who fought for freedom.

(from: wikipedia - flag of mali)

To eat in Mali you might have millet, which is a type of grain.
(from: wikipedia - millet)

The city of Timbuktu is in the country of Mali.
Since it has a silly sounding name, and was part of many stories written by a famous person named Leo Africanus, many people thought it was just a made up name and not a real place!
(from: wikipedia - timbuktu)

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