Mali's President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, declares a 10-day state of emergency following an Islamist attack on a hotel in the capital, Bamako, which left at least 27 people dead – including many foreign nationals.
Not for the first time, a terror attack in Ouagadougou has left many people dead. But terror is not only a problem in the capital of Burkina Faso. The threat is present throughout the country, says Thomas Mösch.
Spanish police have foiled a bomb and car attack just hours after a deadly van rampage left 13 people dead in Barcelona. Five suspected attackers were killed during the second incident in a Catalan coastal town.
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.
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.
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