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On September 27th when the International Criminal Court in The Hague handed down a sentence of nine years in prison for Ahmad al Faqi al Mahdi for the war crime of destroying cultural heritage in Timbuktu, civic and religious leaders in the famed city of 333 saints were relieved that justice -- for once--had been done.
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This is the first case of its kind to focus on the destruction of cultural heritage.
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An Islamist fighter has pleaded guilty in the Hague for destroying parts of the fabled West African trading city of Timbuktu
Entertainment
Stewart found the Best Supporting Actress honor unexpected, given the movie Clouds of Sils Maria came out a year ago, but acknowledged that her work with Olivier Assayas was important to her because he was one of those directors able to "pull it out of me," even though she is a global star of popcorn movies.
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Owing to Mali's civil war, nearly 500,000 Malians were displaced from their homeland during the fighting, including most of the people appearing in the film 333. However, the Malians followed the ancient teachings set out in their historic manuscripts and applied Mali's centuries-old tradition of peacefully resolving conflict through dialogue to end the fighting.
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"Music, like football, is in every Senegalese's heart" the legendary musician, Youssou N'Dour tells me, and in Dakar the air is indeed filled with music. Everywhere you go you hear snatches of the distinctive mbalax sound which fuses African and Cuban rhythms with rock, funk and reggae.
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The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.
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We have much to learn from The Caravan of Peace and the likes of Khaira Arby and Songhoy Blues. As in Mali, there is no shortage of political and economic oppression in the United States. Considering the ever-growing celebration and extension of ignorance, intolerance, hate and social violence, the prospect for our future generates no small measure of fear.
Culture & Arts
There are 6,000 languages in the world, and half are endangered. Those 3,000 will be gone by the end of this century if we don't do something. What are we going to do? That is the situation outlined in a new PBS documentary.
Entertainment
It is one of the most stunning films in the Cannes Competition this year: Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu, about individuals in Mali trying to maintain dignity and freedom despite the oppressive rules of the Jihadists invading their country.
Impact
A few weeks ago, mortar shells exploded near my hotel in Timbuktu. There had already been death threats, refugees had gone missing, humanitarians had been kidnapped, and journalists had been killed. So how did I end up here?
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So far, Mali presents several hopeful differences: The French intervention in the country was roundly welcomed by the vast
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But after the committee provided testimony and evidence to the officials, Abu Zeid's reaction was swift: He relieved Moussa
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Taking a break from the drills, Coach Adjanga said that the period under Islamist occupation had been miserable for him, especially
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On Sunday and Monday, violence also spiked in the northern city of Kidal, where government control has proven more elusive
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AQIM is currently thought to be holding eight Europeans hostage, including five French nationals, and earlier this month
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The direct human cost of conflict must be of paramount concern, but addressing these two issues is not mutually exclusive: Collateral cultural losses are often the result of neglect, not mis-prioritization of resources.
Religion
Malian forces regained control of most of Mali earlier this year with the help of French forces. “The destruction caused