Timbuktu: It's like a library has burned

From Africa is a Country Tue Jan 29 2013, 06:00:11

News came yesterday, violent, rotten news. It's been a steady rhythm from Mali, a country that has already suffered too much. But there's something brutal in the news that Salafist fighters burned hundreds of rare manuscripts, some of them unique and centuries old, before leaving Timbuktu to French paratroopers. Years ago, one of Mali's great [...]

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Where Are Mali's Priceless Manuscripts?

Questions have been raised about the location of ancient manuscripts reportedly burned by Islamists as they were fleeing Timbuktu.



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