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Timbuktu Ancient Heritage (Factbox)

Timbuktu Ancient Heritage (Factbox)

OnIslam & News Agencies TIMBUKTU – The northern Malian city of Timbuktu has stolen world attention this week after Islamists launched a campaign to destroy ancient religious and historical sites in the UNESCO-listed city. Timbuktu has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988, but tourism has suffered from years of security problems. Here is […]

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Timbuktu: A city losing its soul

Timbuktu: A city losing its soul

By Patrick Kelly In late June of this year, members of the Islamist organization, Ansar Dine, desecrated and destroyed the 16th century tomb of the Sufi Muslim saint, Sidi Mahmoud Ben Amar. The tomb, which was an UNESCO World Heritage Site, was vandalized before being burnt to the ground. But this attack was not simply […]

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The twist to Timbuktu

The twist to Timbuktu

For Lee Atkinson, the legend of the fabled city lies in getting there — by boat, car, camel, cart and four days on foot. It’s one of travel’s great conundrums. Everybody’s heard of Timbuktu but few people actually know where it is and even fewer ever get there. Everyone knows that it’s a long way […]

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