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  1. News - World - MALI

    Islamists set fire to library housing ancient manuscripts

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Sevare, Mali Insurgents torch library with thousands of artefacts in 'devastating blow' to world heritage Islamists set fire to ancient manuscripts Islamist insurgents retreating from the ancient Saharan city of Timbuktu have set fire to a library containing thousands of priceless ancient manuscripts, some dating back to the 13th century, in what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1138291/islamists-set-fire-library-housing-ancient-manuscripts
  2. News - World - MALI

    French enter last Islamist stronghold in Mali

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 02:22pm by AFP

    ... in the ancient city of Timbuktu. France swept to Mali’s aid on January 11 after an Islamist advance south towards Bamako sparked fears the whole country could become a haven for terrorists. They now have ... cultural organisation Unesco said on Wednesday it would send a mission to Timbuktu as soon as possible to assess the damage done to ancient cultural sites defaced or destroyed by the Islamists. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1140184/french-enter-last-islamist-stronghold-mali
  3. News - World - MALI

    Looting in Timbuktu as donors pledge US$455 million for Mali

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... for a French-led drive to rout the radicals from the north. Life in the ancient desert city freed from Islamist control on Monday started returning to normal as soldiers patrolled its dusty streets, ... their 10-month rule over the ancient centre of Islamic learning. The looters took everything from arms and military communications equipment to televisions, food and furniture, emptying shops in minutes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1138777/looting-timbuktu-donors-pledge-us455-million-mali
  4. News - World - MALI

    Hollande says Mali terrorism forced back but 'not defeated yet'

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Bamako

    ... for ancient manuscripts. As they visited the site of two ancient saints’ tombs that the extremists tore down with pickaxes in July, considering them idolatrous, Hollande told the mosque’s imam: ... to Mali’s ancient heritage – particularly in Timbuktu, a caravan town at the edge of the Sahara that rose to fame in the 14th century as a gold and salt trading hub. After Hollande’s visit, Mali’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1142417/hollande-says-mali-terrorism-forced-back-not-defeated-yet
  5. News - World - MALI

    Looting mars liberation as French and Malian troops secure Timbuktu

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... in the ancient desert city taken from Islamist control on Monday started returning to normal as soldiers patrolled its dusty streets, but soon large crowds began pillaging. They plundered stores they said belonged to Arabs, Mauritanians and Algerians who they accuse of supporting the al-Qaeda-linked Islamists during their 10-month rule over the ancient centre of Islamic learning. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1138745/looting-mars-liberation-french-and-malian-troops-secure-timbuktu
  6. News - World - MALI

    Three Mali Islamists killed in Timbuktu ‘clean-up’ raid

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 01:19am by Agence France-Presse in Bamako

    ... by a suicide bomber late on Saturday to infiltrate the city. Having slipped into the ancient caravan town, the extremists engaged French and Malian troops in a day-long battle on Sunday that left four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1205147/three-mali-islamists-killed-timbuktu-clean-raid
  7. News - World - MALI

    French president visits Mali to cheers of support

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 07:25pm by Associated Press in Timbuktu

    ... personnel carriers patrolled the square in front of the library of ancient manuscripts which Hollande visited during his two-hour stop in the city. Just before French troops arrived in Timbuktu last ... of the turbaned dignitaries who lined up to shake the French leader’s hand in front of one of Timbuktu’s ancient mosques. “I’m really frightened that if they leave, the jihadists will come back. If France ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1141988/french-president-visits-mali-cheers-support
  8. News - World - MALI

    Mali's famous culture under threat as Islamists ban music

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... artist." "Music regulates the life of every Malian," adds Cheick Tidiane Seck, a prolific musician and producer. "From the cradle to the grave. From ancient times right up to today. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1069630/malis-famous-culture-under-threat-islamists-ban-music

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