With an average age of 16, Mali has one of the world's youngest populations. Amadou Thiam wants to give young people more of a say. And he leads by example - he is the youngest member of parliament in Mali's history.
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.
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.
Two German army pilots have died after their helicopter crashed near Gao, eastern Mali. At the time of the crash, the helicopter was monitoring "confrontations."
Four people died in the Sunday attack at the Malian luxury resort Campement Kangaba in the outskirts of the capital Bamako. One guest is still missing.
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