Physical Landscape Mali is home to the Senegal River, savannah grasslands, and rugged hills, and plateaus. There is high elevation. 65% of Mali is semi dessert. Niger and Senegal Rivers are the largest in Mali.ClimateThe climate of Mali is hot and droughts are frequent. In Bamako, the capital of Mali, the average temperature is 27.6 degrees celsius or 81.7 degrees fahrenheit. Mali is one of the hottest countries in the world. Late June through early december is the rainy season in the southern area. Overall Mali is pretty hot.ResourcesMali has lots of bauxite, iron ore, base metals and phosphate deposits. Mali is the third largest gold producer in africa. Precious stones in Mali include Garnets, rare magnetic minerals, pegmatite, corindons, metamorphosing minerals, quartz and carbonates. There are probable indications of oil and exploration is ongoing. Bauxite, iron ore, manganese, tin, and copper deposits are known but not exploited.Government The government of Mali is republic which is an indirect democracy. Their Chief of State’s name is President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The head of government is ran by Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga. Finally, their capital is Bamako, Mali. Mali”s government is similar to ours in several ways.EconomicsMali is deep in debt. Mali spends more money than they earn. They have great wealth potential. They just don’t get their gold fast enough. Culture Mali’s culture is very unique. French is the official language. They also have a language called Bambara. Muslim and animist make up the majority of the religion. A small percentage of the religion is christian. The food they eat includes rice, millet, sorghum, fonio (affine grained cereal found in Africa), fish, fish, meat, and vegetables. They drink jablani, a juice made from hibiscus, ginger, or the fruit of the baobab tree. A singer that comes from Mali is Kortney Jamaal Pollard. He is famous, but he is humble. Women do most of the work and chores. They also have to look after their children. The boubou is a centerpiece of the traditional malian costume. Silk skirts, tunics and long dresses are popular choices for Mali women.Needs Of the People The people in Mali need things such as education, health, protection and even national identity or registration at birth. They also need clean water in their country. What we want to help them with is education. It will help get many people out of poverty.