At least 20 people have been killed in an attack on a village in central Mali, local officials say, in an apparent spate of ethnic violence in the deeply troubled region.
Mali began recruiting some 15,000 teachers on Monday, the government said, in order to break a nationwide strike which began last week over demands for higher pay.
The black boxes from two French military helicopters that collided in Mali killing 13 soldiers have been found, a French military spokesperson has said.
Twenty-four Malian soldiers and 17 jihadist fighters have been killed in clashes in the east of the country, the army says, as security in the west African nation deteriorates further.
Malian police rescued more than 60 victims of human trafficking, mostly women and girls, who were subjected to sexual exploitation, forced labour and begging, Interpol says.
Mali's president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has declared three days of mourning after a militant attack on an army base killed more than 40 soldiers last week in one of the deadliest strikes on the country's military.
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has rejected as speculation talk of a military coup after recent jihadist attacks left dozens of soldiers dead near the border with Burkina Faso.
A large contingent of Malian troops, backed by air support, fought Tuesday with jihadist fighters who made an incursion into a military camp in the country's fragile central region, sources said.
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Like many of his fellow Malians, Ousmane Maiga used to drive regularly between Gao, in the north of the country, and the capital Bamako.
Malian troops have begun deploying to the key northern town of Kidal, a senior army official says, returning to an area that has long been a symbol of the government's lack of control over the north.
At least six soldiers were killed and several were wounded in an overnight attack in central Mali, the army say, in fresh violence in the war-torn west African state.
More than 2.4 million people need urgent food aid across the central Sahel region, encompassing Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, where rising jihadist violence has triggered a humanitarian crisis, the UN says.
At least three assailants were killed in a "terrorist attack" on army troops on Monday, Burkina Faso's military said, five days after the country suffered its worst casualties in a long-running jihadist revolt.
A digital war is unfolding in Mali alongside a jihadist conflict that has claimed thousands of lives: the battle to sway young minds is being waged on the mobile phone.
One peacekeeper has been killed and five others were wounded after a roadside bomb exploded in strife-torn northeastern Mali, the UN mission MINUSMA has said.
Malian troops backed by foreign allies have launched a hunt for scores of comrades listed as missing after one of the deadliest attacks in a seven-year-old jihadist insurgency.
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A Malian police commissioner was killed by a mob that accused him of links with bandits, the security ministry says.
Eight bus passengers have been killed by a road mine in central Mali, police and the bus company say, in an attack bearing the hallmark of jihadists who plague the region.
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