Saharan Studies Association events on preliminary African Studies Association program

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

African Studies Association 2012 Annual Meeting
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
Philadelphia, PA
November 29-December 2, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012: 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Saharan Studies Association annual meeting

Friday, November 30, 2012: Friday 4:30 – 6:15 pm (Session VIII)
Conflict, (Counter-) Terrorism and Intervention in the Sahara-Sahel
Sponsored by the Saharan Studies Association

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UNESCO chief appeals for protection of Timbuktu’s documentary heritage

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Reports that rebels have over-run and looted centres containing thousands of ancient books and documents in Mali’s historic city of Timbuktu has led the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to appeal to all relevant authorities to be on the alert against any attempt to traffic items stolen from these centres.

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