Bamako is the fast-growing capitol of Mali. The word 'Bamako' means crocodile in the Bambara language and the ancient town has served as a market town since Empire of Ghana dominated the region. The city of 2 million inhabitants straddles the Niger River.
Three bridges span the wide river.
During the dry season two causeways provide other options for crossing the Strong Brown God.
My friend Alice is the ambassador in Bamako.
I hope to join her in November.
The dry season and the dry season is real in the sub-Sahara.