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Arab Terrorist Convicted Of Destroying African Heritage In Timbuktu

AFRICANGLOBE - The International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced an Arab terrorist to nine years jail for razing Timbuktu's fabled shrines, in a landmark judgement experts hope will help safeguard the world's ancient monuments. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was convicted of a crime of "significant gravity".

Timbuktu’s Cultural Heritage More Damaged Than First Estimated

AFRICANGLOBE - Damage to Timbuktu's cultural heritage after the attack on the city by Arab and Tuareg invaders is more extensive than first estimated. A United Nations-led team gave a bleak assessment of the city's artifacts following a recent visit to the fabled city.

Historic Arrival of Cruise Ship in Lamu

AFRICANGLOBE - IT was a sight to behold as history was made in Lamu -a historic town with a rich cultural heritage. The sea was unusually rough and turbulent, as though it had noticed a not-so-familiar occurrence and was preparing to welcome the strange happenings.

Worsening Humanitarian Situation in Mali Sparks Concern

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his concern over the worsening security and humanitarian situation in northern Mali, and by reports that mausoleums in the...