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[Africa, Mali] ‘The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,’ by Joshua Hammer

Hammer delights in the explosion of medieval scholarship that took place in Timbuktu. By the 16th century, a quarter of the 100,000-strong population were students...Ethicists debated polygamy, usury, conflict resolution and the ­morality of smoking.
New York Times
added Apr 28, 2016 22:17

[Africa] CORRECTED-British American Tobacco to invest $11.9 mln in Mali state firm (Removes reference to BAT shareholding)

has signed a deal with Malian state tobacco company Sonatam to produce and distribute BAT's Dunhill International cigarettes for the West African market, Sonatam's chief told state radio on Saturday.
added Mar 12, 2016 20:10

[Mali] A Fury Arrives. Hypocrisy, Too. / ‘Timbuktu,’ an Abderrahmane Sissako Film About Radical Islam

Their failures to live up to their own rigid notions of Shariah of the leaders, sneaks off behind a dune to smoke a cigarette, an activity he has forbidden in the city. “Everyone knows you smoke,” says his young driver
New York Times
added Jan 27, 2015 17:26
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[Mali] The Enemy as Hapless Clown / Abderrahmane Sissako on the Jihadists in ‘Timbuktu’

film’s Muslim jihadist invaders…are not only oppressors but also buffoons. They obsess over soccer but forbid that it be played; they ban smoking and sneak cigarettes.
New York Times
added Jan 23, 2015 11:20

Malians celebrate, French-led forces clear Timbuktu

Among the celebrating Gao crowds, many smoked cigarettes, women went unveiled and some men wore shorts to flout the severe sharia Islamic law the rebels had imposed
added Jan 28, 2013 11:04

[Mali] Day a one-eyed jihadist came to Timbuktu ($$)

He became renowned in northern Mali for kidnapping western hostages for ransom, and smuggling drugs, weapons and cigarettes, earning him a third nickname: Mr Marlboro. ... There was no music, no television, no football, and no smoking.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 25, 2013 13:40

[France, Mali] Algeria attack: Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the one-eyed gangster behind the raid

Usually pictured in a black turban, his involvement in cigarette smuggling - part of a mosaic of criminal activities - was such that he became known locally as "Mr Marlboro".
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jan 17, 2013 08:15

Islamists’ Harsh Justice Is on the Rise in North Mali

dozens of other residents have been publicly flogged with camel-hair whips or tree branches for offenses like smoking, or even for playing music on the radio. Several were whipped in Gao on Monday for smoking in public, an official said,
New York Times
added Dec 28, 2012 19:48
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Islamists seize amulets from people at Mali market

resident of the northern Malian town of Hombori says that Islamist fighters have raided the local market . . . They also burst into shops and confiscated the cigarettes being sold, as well as the dried tobacco leaves that old women sell on the side of th
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 16, 2012 16:33

EDITORIAL: Mali burning

A man told the Economist that the top of his ear was sliced off for smoking. “For drinking, they cut off your head,” he said. . . . What they will do with this prize is anyone’s guess, but it seems likely to become a bastion for extremists to train and t
Washington Post
added Oct 14, 2012 03:28
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