Mali's capital Bamako has once again become the target of an attack. Four gunmen stormed a hotel hosting an EU military training mission. One of the attackers has been killed by security guards, though three apparently remain on the run.
Germany's Bundeswehr has supported a UN mission in Mali for nearly four years. DW takes a look at what it does there and the mission's role within Germany's larger Africa and Sahel strategy.
Police in Mali said four gunmen had attacked the luxury Campement Kangaba resort east of the capital. Two victims and three of the assailants have been killed while one attacker escaped.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen is in Mali to visit the troops and meet with her French counterpart. It comes after two German pilots died in a crash.
Germany's Defense Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, ended her West Africa trip with discussions in Mali. Germany has agreed to provide long-term peacekeeping assistance in the Sahel region.
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