Amar Oumar aka Joel

18 December 2015

The presenter and programmes Director at “la radio chrétienne de Tombouctou“ was killed along with two friends by an unidentified gunman who shot them outside the station’s studio according to local sources quoted in media. The station which is owned by a private local radio network” Tahanite” (Mercy in the local Tamasheq language) broadcasts religious programmes focusing on the bible. Media reports said that programmesmentioning the bible were banned in 2012 by Jihadists who occupied the town of Timbuktu .