In 2012, a rebellion broke out in the north of Mali, where the Tuaregs established and proclaimed the independence of their own state, Azawad, to protest against alleged racial discrimination, as the color of their skin is not as dark as that of the Malian majority. The world saw a new type of conflict emerge between state and non-state actors in Mali, where separatists attacked government troops from a neighboring state. Mali is a case in point in this respect. Furthermore, although live coverage of conflicts has long become common practice, not a single reporter was allowed into the combat zone. From the very start, the conflict area was to be virtually inaccessible.I was able to visit several parts of the country and witnessed the aftermath of the conflict first-hand.