In 2012, radical Islamists imposed a reign of terror on Timbuktu. Now UN peacekeepers patrol the liberated city. Normality is slowly returning.
The ICC has ruled that a Malian jihadist be fined $3.2 million for the destruction of Timbuktu shrines. International Bar Association executive director, Mark Ellis, told DW he welcomed the court’s landmark ruling.
ICC judges have made legal history by ruling that a former rebel must pay compensation for the destruction of ancient shrines in Mali's Timbuktu. The historic sites were destroyed in 2012.
An early-morning attack on a UN base in the central region was followed by another hours later in northwestern Mali. The assaults confirmed the West African state as the world's deadliest active UN deployment.
Not for the first time, a terror attack in Ouagadougou has left many people dead. But terror is not only a problem in the capital of Burkina Faso. The threat is present throughout the country, says Thomas Mösch.
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