Mali's cultural heritage in jeopardy

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Conflict is putting Mali's cultural heritage in danger. Eleven of the 16 mausoleums on UNESCO's World Heritage sites and thousands of manuscripts may have been totally lost or destroyed by the Islamist groups, according to UNESCO's Lazare Eloundou.

The Chief of the Africa Unit based in Paris, says mosques have not been maintained and the old town is in a very degraded state of conservation.

UNESCO's Roni Ameland spoke to Lazare Eloundou about the state of Mali's cultural heritage.

Duration: 2'25"

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