Use of mercenaries, private security and military companies exacerbate the cycle of violence and impunity in Mali, say experts.
In a new world order, nations in the second-most populous continent are no longer willing to remain vassals of Elysee Palace.
Türkiye believes international politics should be built on honesty, Erdogan says, adding "where there is no honesty, there is no dignity".
Assailants abduct WHO Dr Mahamadou Diawara in eastern Mali, where militant groups linked to al Qaeda and Daesh are active.
Mali's current Air force Chief hails the latest deliveries as the latest stage in the "unprecedented" modernisation of the country's forces, which are facing a militant insurgency.
Each soldier held a small Ivorian flag and smiled as he shook hands with Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara who was waiting to greet the 46 soldiers at Abidjan airport.
Forty-six Ivorian soldiers have departed Bamako, easing a diplomatic row between the two Western African countries following the military takeover of Mali in August 2020.
Colonel Assimi Goita grants pardon with full remission of sentences to 49 Ivorians convicted of "attack and conspiracy against the government," says spokesperson of interim government.
Court in the West African country sentences three other Ivory Coast soldiers to death in absentia.
The armed groups "unanimously regret the lack of political will on the part of the transitional authorities to implement the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali."
"To have them operating on our northern border is particularly distressing for us in Ghana," President Nana Akufo-Addo says during his visit to Washington for US-Africa summit.
Malian authorities say at least 100 people have been killed in several days of fighting over territory between Daesh and local Al Qaeda in the east of the country.
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