HERITAGE. Workers begin the reconstruction of 15th-16th century mausoleums in Timbuktu, Mali in 2014. File photo courtesy of UNESCO Timbuktu, founded in the 11th century, was ‘one of the great centers of Islamic learning in the world, a center of civilization at a time when Europe was in the dark ages’
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Feb. 29, 2016) — Prosecutors Tuesday, March 1, will unveil charges against an alleged Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist accused of destroying monuments at the fabled city of
Continue reading Destruction of Timbuktu goes before ICC judges PEACEKEEPERS IN MALI. UN peacekeepers stand guard near the airport on February 4, 2016 in Timbuktu, central Mali. File photo by Sébastien Rieussec/AFP The latest attacks highlight the vulnerability of Mali’s sprawling arid north, where UN troops and Malian soldiers are struggling in their fight against jihadists who seized vast swathes of territory in 2012
BAMAKO, Mali (Feb. 13, 2016) — Six UN peacekeepers were killed and some 30 wounded on Friday, February 12 when suspected Islamists attacked their base in northern Mali, officials said, while 3
Continue reading 6 UN peacekeepers among 9 troops killed in Mali attacks Image by Rappler.com The attack comes 3 months after a similar strike on the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako and one month after a raid on a top hotel in Burkina Faso
BAMAKO, Mali (Feb. 6, 2016) — Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb on Saturday, February 6, said they carried out Friday’s attack on a UN military camp in Timbuktu in Mali’s restive north.
Continue reading Al-Qaeda claims attack on UN military camp in Timbuktu