Sunday, January 27, 2013

 Trying to rest a little but can’t help watching the Malian TV channel  ORTM which keeps  running a government film about Kidal. When I first arrived in Mali 7 years ago this film was shown every few days as part of  a promotional drive to foster the spirit of National Unity. Every day a new region was given a focus in  pictures and music.
The French and the Malians have liberated Gao and Timbuktu- Are they are at the gates of Kidal?


Blogger David said...

I believe the liberation of Timbuktu is underway, though we have rumours reported on the World Service this morning about manuscripts being destroyed.

But this is the easy bit. Remember Baghdad? Guerilla warfare is much more likely, since the rebels command the Sahara and will swoop in and out of it. I only hope what's put in place after the French have gone is very, very solid.

10:07 AM  
Blogger toubab said...

Yes, indeed David! And it is true about the Timbuktu manuscripts it seems...

5:08 PM  

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