At least 19 people were killed when gunmen stormed the Radisson Blu, a luxury hotel in Mali. As the country begins three days of national mourning, DW's West-African correspondents have been gauging the mood on the streets of the capital, Bamako.
Mali has a difficult international image: it still struggles to control the country’s north and the investment climate is often deemed unfriendly. Will a forum change all that?
A new African military force in the Sahel region could be operational in the next few months after donors pledged millions at a conference in France. Paul Melly from Chatham House talked to DW about the G5 Sahel force.
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.
Sufism is mystical and ascetic form of Islam practiced by tens of millions of Muslims. But radical Islamists have taken to targeting Sufis in brutal attacks, such as the recent massacre in Egypt.
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