A convoy of several heavily-armored vehicles cross the sandy streets of the remote village of Dangatene. The white vehicles with a black UN logo are crossing a stretch of land in southeast of Mali’s central Mopti region.
Mamadou Bocoum is the Director of Kaoural radio and Regional Coordinator of Radio and Television Broadcasting Union (URTEL) in Mopti, Central Mali. He is passionate about his job, as he defends the importance of community radios in the lives of the population in the region.
Last year, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued “a red alert” over a range of dangers confronting the world, which “still persist” as 2019 looms: “These are anxious times for many, and our world is undergoing a stress test,” the UN chief said on Saturday in his message f