Islamist crackdown on music in Mali

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Music ban in Mali
The African Union lifted its suspension on Mali today, seven months after a military coup in the country in March. Yet the Islamist crackdown on music in the north is having dramatic effects - we find out more.

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Fri 26 Oct 2012 08:32 GMT