Updated 16 October 2015

Malians vow to protect ancient Timbuktu manuscripts


Hawa Touré, Director of the Kati Fund, the largest private library in Timbuktu, has taken refuge with relatives in Bamako. She managed to take a dozen documents that are now kept in a secret location. Nearly 13,000 documents were dispersed among neighbours to protect them from Islamists. Duration: (Agence France Presse)