By Monica Villamizar
The International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced an Islamic militant to nine years in prison for destroying artifacts and religious buildings in Timbuktu, Mali.
By Kulsoom Khan
Four years ago, 16 holy tombs in Timbuktu, dating back to the 14th century, were demolished in an attack by Islamic militants. In the first-ever war crimes trial for cultural destruction, one of the men involved admitted his guilt and…
By PBS NewsHour
Mali is a country renowned for its music, but in 2012, the music stopped. That year, separatist rebels and Islamic groups seized two-thirds of the country and banned any expression of art. While French and Malian forces drove the Islamists…
By Molly Knight Raskin
The northern part of Mali, in West Africa, has come under attack repeatedly since 2012, when al-Qaida linked militants seized two-thirds of the country. Today, as U.N.-led peace talks progress, Mali’s artists and scholars are joining in the fight for…
By Jeffrey Brown
For these trips, these stories, we calibrate the details so finely – the days away, the money spent, the interviews to be done, the shots we have to get, the places we have to get to. Take out one thing…
By Larisa Epatko
When Islamist militants took control of northern Mali in 2012, they left their mark by vandalizing the sacred sites of Timbuktu. Now, an international effort is underway to repair the damages.
Preserving Cultural Heritage Critical to Mali's Future, Dignity…
Ancient Manuscripts May Be Among Casualties of Malian Islamist Conflict…
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