Trouble in Timbuktu

April 1, 2012

On Apr. 1, nomadic Tuaregs who descended from the people who first created Timbuktu in the 11th century and seized it from invaders in 1434, attacked the city in their fight to create a homeland for the Sahara's blue-turbaned nomads. Their assault deepens a political crisis sparked March 21 when mutinous soldiers seized power in the capital.