Tags Radical terrorism has taken a toll on its historic buildings. Now

Tag: radical terrorism has taken a toll on its historic buildings. Now

Saving Timbuktu: rebuilding history in Africa’s ancient city

Timbuktu was once one of Africa's greatest cities, but centuries of war, colonial rule and, more recently, radical terrorism has taken a toll on its historic buildings. Now, thanks to efforts by Unesco and the town's citizens, these important buildings are being restored to their former glory.

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