Jamilla Amadou fled Gao alongside thousands of others in 2012, when extremist groups occupied the northern Mali city. She is among those who have returned to rebuild and uses her skills as a nurse to help the city to heal, despite ongoing insecurity in the region.
The Norwegian Refugee Council says about 87,000 persons in Mali have been displaced since January this year owing to increased violence in the region. Niamh Murnaghan, Roving Head of Programme at the Norwegian Refugee Council joins CNBC Africa from Mali to discuss the impact of the ongoing violence in Mali.
For five years, the organization Savama DCI has been working to digitalize and preserve ancient Islamic texts which fell into the hands of extremists in Timbuktu. After much painstaking effort, they're now 90 percent through with their mission.