Malian citizen Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi will appear at a hearing on Tuesday to determine whether he will become the first person to be charged at the International Criminal Court with destroying cultural artifacts.
Early Friday morning unidentified assailants infiltrated the base in the city and attacked an army base nearby. A series of recent attacks and kidnappings in West Africa have put the region on edge.
In the first case of its kind, the International Criminal Court arrested a Malian rebel accused of attacking historic religious monuments in the ancient city of Timbuktu.
We talked to Abderrahmane Sissako about his new film, "Timbuktu," a much-lauded humanist drama set against the sharia occupation of Northern Mali in 2012.
About 12,000 refugees displaced from Mali by two years of conflict find themselves in Burkina Faso, facing violence, famine, and disease.
While French troops were killing Islamists in Mali last month, thousands of film fans were gathering just a few hundred miles away in Burkina Faso to celebrate the best of African cinema. The festival has been running since 1969, but they still haven’t...