A new Save the Children report reveals children living in conflict zones in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger are facing an illegal recruitment risk by non-state armed groups.
The statement on the presidential Twitter account paid tribute to the "courage and bravery" of Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvaez and published photos of her taken after her release.
Sixteen soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in an attack that occurred near the village of Bodio in central Mali, local officials said.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says attacks could constitute war crimes and calls on Malian authorities "to spare no effort" in finding those responsible.
French defence minister accuses military junta of "hypocrisy" and "bad faith" after the African country's prime minister said Paris was abandoning it.
French foreign and defence ministers strongly opposed the agreement between Mali’s junta and the Wagner group, a stepping stone for Russian mercenaries to enter the West African country.
Germany warns Mali's military rulers a deal with the notorious Wagner group would "call into question" its deployment in the West African country as part of UN and EU missions.
Daesh and related groups are increasingly recruiting and targeting children in the region around Niger's borders with Mali and Burkina Faso.
Suspected militants linked to Daesh terror group kill 17 people and wound five others in the village of Theim of western Tillaberi region, officials say.
The United Nations mission in Mali said it would deploy additional troops to secure areas where the attacks took place and intensify existing patrols.
Passenger bus collides with lorry carrying agricultural produce near central Mali's Segou town, leaving 41 people dead and 33 others injured, officials say.
Despite several reports and local accounts, France rejects that its military operation caused civilian killings in Mali and the Sahel region.
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