Tuareg Uprising Peace Memorial, Republic of Mali

January 2006 Issue

Tuareg Uprising Peace Memorial, Republic of Mali


Tuareg Uprising Peace Memorial

Frank A. Kanka of Portage, Michigan, traveled all the way to Timbuktu (Tombouctou) to snap November’s photo. It’s the Tuareg Uprising Peace Memorial, or the “Flamme de la Paix,” located at the edge of the Sahara Desert in the Republic of Mali.

Mr. Kanka says, “The Tuareg, also known as the Blue People of the Sahara Desert, rebelled against the central governments of Mali and Niger in the early and mid-1990s. When the rebellion in Mali ended, weapons were symbolically burned in a pyre and this memorial was built.

No guesses were received by press time. Better luck with this month’s picture!
Tuareg Uprising Peace Memorial, Republic of Mali