Amadou Toumani Touré

New Mali prime minister played key role in 1997 NASA Mars exploration

Cheick Modibo Diarra is Mali's new prime minister, at least on an interim basis, and is key to hopes to restore democracy to what had been a very stable African nation. His roots are in Mali, but his education and work brought him to the United States, where he eventually was a key leader on the Mars Pathfinder mission.

Global Politics

Mormon From Mali

The Geo Quiz wants you to name the capital of a sub-Saharan country roughly the size of South Africa. Its presidential election features a Mormon candidate.