Making sense of the world, one story at a time. Host Malika Bilal and journalists from Al Jazeera's international bureaus share their take on the news every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The fighting in Mali looks like a tribal conflict, but it’s much bigger than that. This week, we’re reporting from a new front in the West African nation, out of the public eye. An absent government is letting old rivalries flare, groups like Al Qaeda are fueling the fire, and a major UN peacekeeping mission can’t stop the unprecedented violence.