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Art / Culture in Mali

  • Mali: ICC Orders Ex-Islamic Radical to Pay Damages for Destruction of Shrines

    MALI, 2017/08/18 The International Criminal Court has ordered an Islamic extremist to pay $3.2 million in restitution for destroying centuries-old religious shrines in Mali. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was convicted by the court last year for overseeing the destruction of nine mausoleums and a mosque door with pickaxes and bulldozers in the ancient city of Timbuktu, at the same time as extremists briefly seized control of northern Mali in 2012.
  • Africa: Crafting an African Victory for the World

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/12 On May 25, 1963, Africans gathered in Addis Ababa to create the Organisation of African Unity, the precursor to today’s African Union. It stood tall in the minds of Africans who decided to unite for a common cause. It demonstrated our ability to set aside differences in order to make the world a better place. Presently, on 1 July 2017, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia will stand at the helm of the the World Health Organisation with the ambition to reform, transform and make world health and agile partner of economic transformation for the world.
  • UNESCO approves emergency funds to evaluate Mali’s intangible heritage

    MALI, 2013/11/01 A UN committee has approved an emergency assistance package of US$307,307 for a two-year project to evaluate the national of intangible heritage throughout Mali, beginning with the northern regions that suffered the majority from recent armed conflict and occupation. The decision was taken on Monday in Paris by the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage. A statement by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said that the project would evaluate the national of intangible heritage, knowledge and practices related to nature, oral traditions, songs, rituals, festivals and traditional crafts throughout the West African country.