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.
Attackers raided a Dogon village overnight, burning cattle and houses to the ground, authorities say, an attack that comes less than three months after nearly 160 members of the Fulani ethnic group were slaughtered by a group identified as Dogon.
"Several dozen armed men carried out an attack on the district of Arbinda, shooting several people dead," a local official tells AFP news agency.
Authorities in Mali said more than 20 people died after tire of a minibus blew out, causing the vehicle to swerve into the path of the lorry coming the other way.
By shoring up its walls, residents of the city of Djenne participate in yearly rendering of the ancient Great Mosque, the centuries-old epicentre of religious and cultural life in Mali.
The German chancellor is visiting countries that contribute heavily towards migrant flows heading to Europe, and that has many questioning her motives.
The military outpost at Guire district was attacked at around five in the morning after approaching in a convoy of 11 vehicles.
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