The attack was said to have been fuelled by accusations of grazing cattle on Drogon land, and disputes over access to land and water.
But in the past four years, jihadist fighters have emerged as a threat to central Mali, and a group led by radical Islamist preacher Amadou Koufa has recruited mainly from the Muslim Fulani community.
Since then there have been repeated clashes between the nomadic Fulani and the Dogon ethnic group, including violence which has cost 500 civilian lives, according to the UN.
This news was afforded just one inch of column space on page 16 of the Sunday Telegraph. A far cry from the acres of print and media cover following the attack on Muslim worshipers, in Christchurch, New Zealand, by a lone gun man, just one week before.
Both attacks were horrific and brutal. However, it is very revealing how the media and others have responded so differently to these two events.
When atrocities instigated by extremists, occur in London, New York, France or New Zealand, the media, heads of state and governments condemn those responsible, and offer advice, support and prayers.
When killings target poor farmers, natives, their families and innocent bystanders, as happens daily in third world African countries, Syria and Afghanistan, amongst others, these same media organisations and heads of governments across the world, appear to shuffle off in embarrassment keeping their heads down, hoping not too many people will notice. I wonder why?
It is becoming increasing clear that political correctness, management, bureaucracy and regulations have reduced the productivity of Doctors and nurses in the NHS. Doctors and surgeons are being redirected away from patients and operating theatres, to outreach clinics and management meetings.
As one consultant has explained - In the 1990s he and his colleagues would perform 500 – 600 operations each, per year. Today they perform just 150pa, as the population has exploded, people are living longer and we are abusing our bodies to a greater extent by over indulging; the demands on our medical professionals, and resources, are far greater. It is time that those who have turned the NHS, into an inefficient bureaucratic nightmare, are weeded out.
Just when we need more doctors and consultants not less, the pension tax, which is in crises, is driving them towards early retirement. Successive governments have cut pension savings allowances from £1.8million - £1.3million. And now an annual salary of £60k - £90k triggers penalties, resulting in the loss of hundreds of thousands of savings to tax. ‘Final Salary’ savers, most of whom are in the public sector, will be hit the hardest, including doctors and teachers.
One senior doctor, after 30 years working in the NHS, has received a £110,000 pension tax bill – his take home pay is £67k!
It is hardly surprising that 4,000 consultants now plan to retire early to escape this tax - who can blame them?
On Friday Ote Hall is hosting a party. Whether it turns out to be a Celebration or a Wake, depends upon the principles and honesty of MPs, accountable to the ‘people’.
80% of them are honour bound to ensure we Leave the EU, having been elected on this pledge, clearly stated in election manifestos at the General Election, and repeated by Mrs May 110 times.
The whole world is watching as Mrs May soaks up last week’s humiliation. She has one last chance to redeem herself, Parliament and the country. She must take us over the cliff into the safe arms of the World Trade Organisation, so we can all celebrate Independence Day.