Eric Kamdem runs a shelter for migrants in the northern Malian city of Gao. He has a painting hung on the wall. It's a very special work of art.
A pre-dawn attack on ethnic villages in central Mali left 134 victims dead and 55 injured, including pregnant women, children and the elderly. Violence has spread down from the north.
During a visit to Mali, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said the worse thing Germany could do would be to pull troops out of the country.
A mistake during maintenance work caused last year's Bundeswehr helicopter crash in Mali while on a UN mission, claims Germany's armed forces. The Airbus UH Tiger plunged uncontrollably, killing its two pilots.
Government soldiers were said to have been taken by surprise, coming under heavy gunfire. The attack comes as the country’s president searches for a new prime minister in the wake of a complete Cabinet resignation.
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