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.
France’s financial control over the African nations is a relic of a shady past. Only African initiatives imagined and implemented by Africans will pave the way for the continent's awakening.
"A regional force will intervene in the event of need, whether this is in the area of security, terrorism and restore constitutional order in member countries," says president of the ECOWAS commission.
The attack was carried out by armed men on motorbikes at the Kadji camp for displaced people, outside Gao - a region that has faced mounting unrest in recent months.
Bamako’s move came after Paris decided to cut development aid to the African nation.
Following in the footsteps of its European partners, Britain too has cut short its troop deployment with the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Mali, six months earlier than planned.
The Elysee Palace has announced an end to France’s anti-militant operation in Africa’s Sahel region, but has left in its wake incidents of rights abuses committed by the French military yet to be prosecuted.
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