Mostafa Mohamed has earned rave reviews for his performances with top Egyptian club Zamalek at home and in Africa, with some pundits comparing him to legendary forward Hossam Hassan.
Mali was hit by two large-scale attacks on the country's military on Friday, in which at least 54 people have been killed. Another attack on a French army convoy in the Indelimane area on Saturday left one French soldier dead.
The attack deals another blow to the West African country's military, which is still reeling from deadly raids in late September in which 38 soldiers were killed.
Northern Mali's population is fast dwindling as people flee desertification, drought and armed conflict only to end up in places where they face increased competition for resources.
There has been speculation talk of a military coup in the African country after recent attacks left dozens of soldiers dead near the border with Burkina Faso.
Meanwhile, France has begun asking its European partners to send special forces to Mali and other Sahel nations in Africa, to shore up local forces who are being increasingly targeted by deadly militant attacks across the vast desert expanse.
The protests for better roads began on August 23 in the western city of Kayes, and have since then spread to other regions of the West African country.
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the country would disembark the migrants stranded for two weeks aboard a humanitarian ship in the Mediterranean Sea after six European countries agreed to accept all of them.
While many blame the rescue captains of refugee boats and activists for their initiatives, they do not know that the EU and its member states directly contribute to migration waves from Africa.
Mauritania's electoral commission has proclaimed ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani winner with 52 percent of votes in a presidential election the previous day.
Assailants strike two ethnic Dogon villages of Yoro and Gangafani 2, a local mayor says, a week after some 100 villagers were killed in Sobane-Kou village, part of ethnic reprisal attacks plaguing central Mali.
Malian authorities revised the death toll down to 35 from a previous estimate of 95. On Monday, a militant group massacred villagers from the Dogon ethnic group in southern Mali.
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