The attack came more than a month after al Qaeda affiliate said it was behind a similar overnight attack that killed 16 on an army base in the central region of Mopti
The Malian prime minister resigned along with his entire government, after criticism over failure to clamp down on deadly violence.
Boko Haram abducted 276 school girls in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria five year ago. Despite the military's efforts to tackle the militant group and secure the release of all the girls, more than 100 girls are still in captivity.
French-backed militarisation in Mali is aimed at protecting its economic interests, and only compounds Mali's problems.
Two female Boko Haram suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen then attacked civilians in the town of N'Guigmi, said mayor.
UN human rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani says last weeks "horrific attacks" signal a "spike in killings" in a cycle of violence in the region that has caused 600 deaths and displaced thousands since last March.
Attackers dressed as traditional Dogon hunters targeted Fulani herders in the villages of Ogossagou and Welingara in Mopti region, officials say.
The deaths occurred after a head-on collision between two buses in Bono East region with local media saying the driver of one of the buses lost control after falling asleep.
Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer said the defeated candidate would challenge the "sham" result as he pledged to do so, after losing against the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
Sunday's assault by a group with suspected terror links on an army camp killed 23 soldiers, military sources said on Monday, raising an initial death toll of 21.
“We really want to have a minimal impact on the environment by using as little electricity as possible,” Dana Mroueh, the owner of Mon Choco’s factory says.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El Rufai confirmed the killing of nine citizens by “criminal elements” who attacked Nandu in Sanga (district) in early hours of this morning.
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