After Surviving War, Mali’s Prized Manuscripts Are Now Available Online

In January of 2013, French and Malian forces seized Timbuktu from the Islamist militant group Ansar Dine, which had taken over the desert city for almost a year, laying siege to mausoleums and establishing Shariah law in the interim. As the group’s last hurrah, they set fire to the Ahmed Baba Institute, a library that … Read more