World Aug 4, 2015

11 Malian soldiers killed when Islamists raid their Timbuktu base

Suspected Islamist militants killed 11 soldiers in an attack on a Malian army base near the desert city of Timbuktu on Monday, the government said. Residents said Islamist fighters carried out the predawn attack on Gourma Rharous base, which followed an ambush on Saturday on ...

Malian masons rebuild Timbuktu tombs destroyed by Islamist occupiers

World Jul 20, 2015

Malian masons rebuild Timbuktu tombs destroyed by Islamist occupiers

Malian masons have rebuilt eight mausoleums destroyed by Islamist militants who took over the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012, the United Nations and Malian officials said. Invading Islamist fighters considered a local Sufi veneration for the tombs as idolatrous and hacked them to pieces. ...

'Timbuktu' director wants more cinema from West Africa

Entertainment News Feb 23, 2015

'Timbuktu' director wants more cinema from West Africa

The Oscar nomination of "Timbuktu," a film about the occupation of the Malian desert town by al-Qaida-linked Islamists in 2012, should not mask the lack of established cinema from West Africa, its director said. Up for the Best Foreign Language Film at Sunday's ceremony, Abderrahmane ...