The state government is in talks with gunmen who seized 136 children from an Islamic seminary over the weekend, the latest in a string of mass kidnappings in the country.
The African Union had earlier suspended Mali after August 2020 coup but reinstated the country a few weeks later after the heads of the new civilian-led transitional government were announced.
Meanwhile, Brahim Ghali, the leader of a movement seeking independence from Morocco, testified before an investigating magistrate at the National Court in Madrid into allegations against him of torture, genocide and other crimes.
UN food agency WFP says a total of 5.2 million people in the war-torn region of the country are facing growing levels of malnourishment, especially among women and children.
More than 700 students have been kidnapped for ransom since December by armed groups after raids on schools and universities in northern Nigeria.
A call for reparations holds states accountable for the atrocities they committed. When it comes to the DRC, Belgium would do well to go beyond empty words and performative gestures.
Four attackers on motorcycles opened fire at a vehicle carrying General Katumba Wamala, the minister of works and transport, in the Kampala suburb of Kiasasi, local news reports.
A monitoring group says at least 28 people were killed in Boga and 22 in Tchabi, villages lying about 10 kilometres apart as local sources attributed the attacks to the Daesh-linked Allied Democratic Forces, ADF.
"The discussion is focused on ways to cement the calm and Gaza reconstruction plans following the recent Israeli aggression," says a Hamas official.
Some parts of the country, including the commercial hub Johannesburg and the capital city Pretoria, are experiencing a third wave.
The mass abduction of students by unidentified gunmen took place after the chief of the Nigerian president's All Progressive Congress was gunned down in a different part of the country.
The final declaration, of the summit attended by ten regional heads of state and three foreign ministers, called for the immediate appointment of a new civilian prime minister and the formation of an "inclusive" government in Mali.
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