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.
Many young Africans hope that extremist groups will help them escape poverty, hopelessness and frustration. A new United Nations report warns that the problem is getting worse.
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.
An early-morning attack on a UN base in the central region was followed by another hours later in northwestern Mali. The assaults confirmed the West African state as the world's deadliest active UN deployment.
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.
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