Timbuktu

By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Apr 12th, 2013
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(IRIN) – Hunger in Mali has reached crisis levels in the northern Kidal Region and has reached critical levels in Gao and Timbuktu regions, according to food security agencies and the government’s early warning body. One in five households in Gao and Timbuktu are facing severe food shortages, w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2013
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Islamist militants have launched an attack on Timbuktu in northern Mali, penetrating the city center. French forces have deployed to help the Malian military repel the Islamist fighters. Malian troops evacuated the regional governor and two foreign journalists from Hotel Colombe in Timbuktu’s c...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 6th, 2013
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By Rohit Kachroo, Correspondent, NBC News TIMBUKTU, Mali — The lights are flickering in the hotels of Timbuktu. As night falls, the power is returning. Fleeing jihadists had cut the supplies. The television screens are switching back to life in time for people to witness an important national e...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 3rd, 2013
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In Mali, the French have been the margin between civilization and barbarism. Reading accounts of France’s struggles to deploy a few thousand troops to its former colony of Mali, we found ourselves wondering: Whatever happened to the French Foreign Legion? Next thing we know, the city of Timbukt...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 2nd, 2013
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TIMBUKTU, Mali — Zahby Ould Ibrahim’s general store was looted to the studs this week. The horde that descended upon it took not just the shop’s stock of pots, pans and bedding but the electric sockets, the light bulbs and the doorframe, too. A few shops away, Mahamane Dguitteye’s grocery store, its ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 1st, 2013
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Three suspected Jihadists who were arrested in the liberation of Timbuktu have said they were tortured by Malian soldiers who used a method similar to waterboarding. There are also reports of child soldiers being used by the Malian army. ­The three suspected militants were being held in an earthen ce...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Jan 30th, 2013
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By: Robyn Dixon Los Angeles Times SEVARE, MALI—Priceless ancient manuscripts put to the torch. Desperate residents paid to snitch on neighbours for violations of a puritanical strain of Islam. Whippings, beatings and amputations meted out to those who disobeyed. French-led forces entered Mali’s legen...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Jan 29th, 2013
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AFP – Hundreds of Malians looted Arab-owned shops Tuesday in Mali’s fabled Timbuktu, newly freed from Islamists, as global donors pledged over $455 million 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 r...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 24th, 2012
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On December 23 Islamists occupying northern Mali have destroyed again Timbuktu ancient mausoleums, promising to destroy all the tombs they consider places of “idolatry” .   The European Union reacted by the voice of the chief diplomat Catherine Ashton, “deeply shocked” by...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 12th, 2012
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SEGOU, Mali — On a sweltering afternoon, Islamist police officers dragged Fatima Al Hassan out of her house in the fabled city of Timbuktu. They beat her up, shoved her into a white pickup truck and drove her to their headquarters. She was locked up in a jail as she awaited her sentence: 100 lashes [...