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'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts
Scholars used donkey carts, boats, and teenage couriers to smuggle a priceless collection out of Timbuktu.
Mali: Timbuktu's literary gems face Islamists and decay in fight for survival
Daring by a dedicated few saved many manuscripts in Mali from Islamists.
Mali, Wahabis, and Saudis
Following the Money
The impact of the Wahabi movement in Mali.
The treasures of Timbuktu
The race is on to preserve papers dating back to a west African golden age
The Guardian Weekly
West African scholars are quickly discovering the wealth of manuscripts burried in and near Timbuktu dating from the 11th century. Governments and universities are building archives in which to house ...
The Land Grabbers
The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
Government Ministries & Agencies
Canadian International Development Agency
Mandate: "Supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world."
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