Madness in Mali

Deep in the heart of Mali, in central Africa, hundreds of people have been slaughtered so far this year in a little-known, scantily reported, and thoroughly obscure clash between different ethnic groups. The Dogon and Fulani peoples are involved in a cycle of violence in which jihadists of the Islamic State of Greater Sahara participate on the side of the Fulani, who have more sophisticated weapons and thus can do much greater damage.

Amnesty International says that the violence is on an “appalling scale”; the deaths of thousands of villagers is passing beneath the interest of the world’s media.