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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.

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.

Arab Islamists Destroy Ancient Timbuktu Mosque

AFRICANGLOBE - In another attack on a world heritage site in north Mali, the Ansar Dine Arab Islamist group on Monday tore down the door to a 15-century Timbuktu mosque locals believed had to stay shut until the end of the world, in what UNESCO has called 'wanton destruction'.