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By Steve Bloomfield

Africa United is the tale of contemporary day Africa advised via its football. vacationing throughout 13 nations, from Cairo to the Cape, Steve Bloomfield, the previous Africa Correspondent for The Independent, meets gamers and enthusiasts, politicians and insurgent leaders, researching the function that football has performed in shaping the continent. This wide-ranging and incisive booklet investigates Africa’s love of football, its expanding international impact, the build-up to the 2010 global Cup itself and the social and political backdrop to the best express in the world.

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Sept. 17, 1970 Serious railroad accident on the Bamako-Kayes line at Badougou results in about 100 deaths. Oct. 1970 The CMLN comes into conflict with the UNTM on the occasion of the second UNTM congress. Dec. 19, 1970 Beginning of a serious cholera epidemic at Mopti, which eventually spreads throughout the country infecting some 10,000 people by the end of 1971 and resulting in 5000 deaths. Mar. 1971 Thirty trade unionists released from prison after two months' detention. The CMLN dissolves the provisional consultative committee of the UNTM, rejects its statutes, and refuses to recognize the bureau appointed by the UNTM congress.

This third edition was also written by Pascal James Imperato. Dr. Imperato first lived and worked in Mali nearly three decades ago, from 1966 to 1972. He has returned many times since then and follows events closely. All this while, he has written articles and books on various aspects of the country, including Dogon Cliff Dwellers, Buffoons, Queens Page x and Wooden Horsemen, and Mali: A Handbook of Historical Statistics. This has made him a leading authority on Mali and one of very few persons who could write such a book.

1981 A student (found in possession of a document from a banned student organization) and 12 teachers belonging to the CCSE are arrested. These teachers and those connected in November 1980 charged with the establishment of a secret association. Jan. 3 billion. Jan. 1981 Mali expels all Libyan diplomats from country following the transformation of the Libyan embassy into a people's bureau. Diplomatic relations not severed. Jan. 29-30, 1981 President Traoré visits Paris to request Mali's reintegration into UMOA.

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