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News Topic - Mali

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Why the Timbuktu case is a breakthrough for International Criminal Court The prosecution of an Islamic radical for the destruction of cultural sites in Mali is the first of its kind
The Globe and Mail | Aug 25, 2016 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How a Charlottetown charity is helping families in Mali An Island charity is showcasing an irrigation system they say is helping feed families in Africa.
CBC.ca | Aug 24, 2016 12:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A jihadists cultural redemption A former leader in an Al Qaeda affiliate admits guilt and regret in a world court for destroying ancient artifacts in Timbuktu, Mali. His advice to jihadists: Save all of humanitys cherished culture rather than destroy it.
The Christian Science Monitor | Aug 24, 2016 12:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Why the ICC is trying Mali cultural destruction as war crime Attacks on cultural heritage in war zones in this case, in Timbuktu have spiked as part of a strategy of hate and persecution. Some say such trials can be key to peace-building.
The Christian Science Monitor | Aug 23, 2016 12:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Militant Who Destroyed Mali Cultural Sites Pleads Guilty To War Crimes Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi deliberately damaged buildings and ancient manuscripts in Timbuktu in 2012. It is believed to be the first time an act of cultural destruction has been treated as a war crime.
NPR.org | Aug 22, 2016 10:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Jihadi apologises for destroying mausoleums in Mali video Appearing at the opening of his trial for war crimes at the international criminal court (ICC) in The Hague on Monday, Ahmad al-Mahdi pleads guilty after being charged for destroying nine mausoleums and a mosque door in 2012. Mahdi apologises to his famil
The Guardian | Aug 22, 2016 2:34 PM [GMT] | 1 comment | recommend
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Islamist rebel apologises for wrecking Timbuktu shrines in landmark trial By Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A former Islamist rebel admitted wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict and apologised at the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court on Monday - its first case to focus on cultural des
Yahoo! News | Aug 22, 2016 10:50 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Islamic Extremist Pleads Guilty to Destroying Holy Sites in Mali The trial that signals the first time the International Criminal Court has pursued a prosecution for the destruction of cultural artifacts as a war crime.
New York Times | Aug 22, 2016 08:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Islamist militant on trial in Hague over destruction of Timbuktu shrines The trial of an Islamist militant over the destruction of holy sites in Timbuktu during Mali's 2012 conflict began in the Hague on Monday, the first at the International Criminal Court to cite destroying cultural artifacts as a war crime. Ahmad al-Fa
Yahoo! News | Aug 22, 2016 08:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Malian jihadist begs 'forgiveness' for Timbuktu attacks A Malian jihadist on Monday asked the people of Mali for "forgiveness" after he pleaded guilty to ordering the 2012 attacks on the fabled site of Timbuktu. Mahdi, aged about 40, is the first person to plead guilty at the world's only perman
Yahoo! News | Aug 22, 2016 08:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend