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Librarian saves ancient African manuscripts in Timbuktu

When al-Qaida invaded the historic city of Timbuktu, Malian librarian Abdel Kader Haidara worked under the cover of night to save thousands of ancient manuscripts - documenting African knowledge in astronomy, poetry, religion and science - from the extremists.

New home for ancient texts in Timbuktu

Timbuktu library a source of SA pride

The Timbuktu manuscripts must be preserved because they reflect the contribution of the African mind to the human story, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said at the launch of a book about South Africa's role in the construction of the Ahmed Institute of Higher Learning and Islamic Research in Mali.
Timbuktu manuscripts new home

Timbuktu manuscripts get new home

On 29 May South Africa officially handed over the brand new library for the Timbuktu Manuscripts to the Malian government. South Africa was instrumental in the building of the facility and the training of archival staff.
Saving priceless African history

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