Despite a strong military presence, forces in Mali still appear to be overwhelmed by the threat posed by jihadist groups. After the latest raid on a military camp, Malian army families are demanding answers from the government.
Militants deemed jihadis by the Malian government have attacked armed forces on patrol duty. It was the second mass attack this month in the country, which has witnessed a surge in violence.
Gunmen ambushed five buses carrying workers for a Canadian gold mining company in Burkina Faso. It is the deadliest attack in five years of near-constant extremist violence in the country.
Five years after an uprising chased Blaise Compaore from power, terrorism and its dire impact on a rural economy cast a pall over a country that had hoped for a democratic, prosperous future.
The death toll currently stands at 16 after armed men forced their way into a mosque and opened fire. Attacks of this kind have become commonplace in the region in recent years.
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