Ex-combatants will be merged in "two tranches of 13,000" fighters, says junta-appointed government, a move billed to help restructure the national army and better represent northern Tuareg region.
The election law creates a single election management body to replace a contested three-party system, and would detail the steps that would lead to elections.
Members of Katiba Macina group raided at least three villages in rural commune of Bankass, in West African country's central Mopti region, on night between Saturday and Sunday, government statement says, carrying systematic killings of civilians.
Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, beat his two main opponents by a landslide in the vote that is seen as a test run for the 2023 presidential vote.
The European Union's disease agency has confirmed over 200 cases of monkeypox globally, with the UK currently carrying the largest bulk of cases.
France supported the African country’s military-ruled government, angering Chadians and opening old wounds of the European country’s past colonial practices.
Simultaneous attacks have been carried out in three central towns in Mali, killing at least six soldiers as the military junta continues to struggle to stem violence in the country.
Police are investigating the incident after a suspected "improvised explosive device" detonated in a crowded market in the eastern state of Taraba.
The regional economic bloc known as ECOWAS made the decision during a summit in Ghana’s capital Accra, where it also discussed the situations in other coup-affected member states including Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.
Militiamen ambushed and killed at least 62 members of a volunteer group that protects villages from gunmen in the country's restive northwestern Kebbi state.
The drills, known as Flintlock, have begun in Ivory Coast as French troops begin to exit and militant groups continue to move across West Africa.
African and Western leaders meet in Paris to flesh out plans over how to continue fighting insurgency in the volatile Sahel region once France and its European allies withdraw troops from Mali.
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