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Violence Continue In Northern Mali As Africans Fight Back

AFRICANGLOBE - Gunmen on motorbikes killed more than 40 Tuareg civilians this week in north Mali, where clashes over land and scarce water are common, an official said. The violence compounds an already dire security situation in the desert region used by jihadist groups to launch attacks in Mali and across West Africa. 

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 Is Back

AFRICANGLOBE - Three years after Timbuktu, one of Africa’s greatest centres of civilization, was vandalized by Muslim savages, the heritage city is regaining its pride one structure at a time. Malian masons have just finished rebuilding eight of the fourteen mausoleums which were destroyed by Arab and Tuareg invaders when they took over the desert city in 2012, and work at the remaining six is almost done.

Malian Masons Rebuild Timbuktu Tombs After Arab Destruction

AFRICANGLOBE - Malian masons have rebuilt eight mausoleums destroyed by Arab terrorists that took over the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012, the United Nations and Malian officials said.

Ancient Timbuktu Manuscripts Saved From Terrorists Shine In Brussels

AFRICANGLOBE - In 2012 Tuareg savages and Muslim terrorists took over northern Mali, imposing draconian-style Islam on an already devout people. The invaders destroyed crucial works of Malian heritage including the tombs of African saints listed with UNESCO, the UN cultural protection agency.

Mali Work To Restore Timbuktu From Destruction By Arab Invaders

AFRICANGLOBE - Roofs are torn off, bricks are strewn about and walls barely rise from the desert dunes where Timbuktu's storied mausoleums once stood and are now in ruins. Muslim terrorists swept in and tore them apart as totems of idolatry, along with other symbols of the fabled city.

Arab Terrorists Pillaged And Destroyed Ancient African Sites In Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - Some 90 per cent of the 11th century archaeological site of Gao Saneye in northern Mali was pillaged by Muslim terrorists during their seizure of the region in 2012, traditional musical instruments and costumes were destroyed, and a World Heritage site mosque needs urgent repairs, United Nations cultural officials reported today.

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.

Life in Timbuktu After the Islamists

AFRICANGLOBE - Three months after Malian and French forces liberated Timbuktu from Tuareg and Ansar Dine terrorists, life in the historic city is still not as it was. Many residents are still coming to terms with their experiences.

Arab Militants Seize Malian Village Near Timbuktu

AFRICANGLOBE - Arab militants have captured a village near Mali's desert city of Timbuktu as ethnic Tuareg rebels massed in a show of strength near another key northern city. The Arab Movement of Azawad (MAA) said it had taken Ber.

Calm Restored in Timbuktu After Terrorist Attack Is Repelled

AFRICANGLOBE - Calm has been restored to the Malian city of Timbuktu after government and French troops repelled an Arab rebel attack. At least one Malian soldier and three rebels are reported to have been killed in the fighting.

Timbuktu: Islamist Defending the Religion or Destroying it?

AFRICANGLOBE - For centuries Timbuktu has housed ancient manuscripts detailing the Afro-Islamic contributions to society, academia and civilisation. But last week the historic teachings and readings held in the Ahmed Baba centre came under threat when jihadist group Ansar Dine took destroying the library as they fled advancing international forces led by France.

Arabs Burn Timbuktu’s Ancient Manuscripts as French and Malian Troops Close...

AFRICANGLOBE - Arab savages torched a library containing historic manuscripts in Timbuktu, the mayor said Monday, as French and Malian forces closed in on Mali's fabled desert city. Ousmane Halle said he heard about the burnings early Monday. “It's truly alarming that this has happened,'” he told The AP by telephone from Mali's capital, Bamako, on Monday. `”They torched all the important ancient manuscripts. The ancient books of geography and science. It is the history of Timbuktu, of its people.”

French-Led Malian Forces Move to Recapture Timbuktu

AFRICANGLOBE - In a matter of weeks, Malian forces led by French troops are on the cusp of regaining control of northern Mali previously seized by Arab terrorists. France entered the conflict just two weeks ago, and already the rebels have been pushed back on their heels, as the campaign reaches the famed city of Timbuktu.

French, Malian Troops Head for Timbuktu and Gao

AFRICANGLOBE - French and Malian troops were advancing on Gao on Friday and had taken the nearby town of Hombori. More than 9,000 refugees have fled northern Mali since the French joined the Malian troops in an offensive against Arab terrorists groups. Timbuktu is reported to be without water or electricity.

New Attacks On Timbuktu’s Ancient Sites Deplored

AFRICANGLOBE - The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called on the international community to act urgently to protect Mali's cultural heritage after the latest wave of destruction at Timbuktu.