Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Timbuktu – From the middle of civilization to a tiny dot in Saharan desert

We often debate about the pain, each civil war inflicts upon common people. What we often overlook during bloody conflicts (civil wars or revolutions) is its effects on urban infrastructure. Cities and factories built over decades were destroyed in matter of minutes by IEDs, C4s and shells. Business environment and stability created over a long period of time disappears within days.

In this Guardian article, you can read the tragic story of a city located in the heart of Africa (sands of Sahara on her northern border). As terrorists and Sahara are intruding in to this city – once famous for gold and trading – people are on their final effort to survive.


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