The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali said the peacekeepers’ vehicle struck an improvised explosive device and the soldiers then came under attack by unidentified gunmen in the Timbuktu region. Ivory Coast’s army chief of staff, Gen. Lassina Doumbia, said the three dead peacekeepers
It said the campaign lasted from Jan.2 to Jan.20 and targeted areas bordering Burkina Faso, where militant groups with links to Al Qaeda and Daesh control large tracts of the remote desert and regularly carry out raids on the army and civilians.
The UN Security Council travels to Mali and Burkina Faso this week for an up-close look at the worrisome Sahel region, where an extremist insurgency is showing no signs of weakening and is driving mass displacement.
A statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's office said he had accepted Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga's resignation and that of his government two weeks after mass protests erupted over the rising tide of violence.
The sign above the station entrance declares that this is the Dakar-Niger Railway: the start of a trek from the arid Sahel to the tropical Atlantic, 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) away.
Twenty-four Malian soldiers and 17 extremists fighters were killed in clashes in the east of the country, the army said, as security in the west African nation deteriorates further.
Despite quarantine restrictions, the pandemic seems to be having only a minimal effect on day-to-day life in this country ravaged by strife and poverty.
The court has been at the centre of controversy for months since it overturned provisional results for a parliamentary poll, triggering protests in several cities.
Fifty-three soldiers were killed on Friday in a “terrorist attack” on a Mali military post in the northeast of the country, the government said. The assault is one of the deadliest strikes against Mali’s military
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a message of congratulations to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, which is marked on 22nd September.