Militants attacking military posts and construction areas kill dozens of people say military sources as an assessment is carried out by the Malian army.
Relations between the United Nations and Bamako have dwindled after the UN spokesperson published information deemed “unacceptable” by Mali’s authorities following the arrest of 49 Ivorian soldiers.
Clearing operations are under way to "flush out the authors and their accomplices", according to Mali's armed forces.
It was the fourth attack in Togo since last year as the West African country, Benin, Ghana and Ivory Coast all face a growing threat from militants in the Sahel, which is north of their borders.
Togolese army says its strike killed seven civilians who were mistakenly identified as militants on the move.
The decision comes four days after Mali arrested 49 Ivorian soldiers it later described as "mercenaries" intent on toppling the country's military-led government.
Defence Minister Bashir Magashi says Boko Haram militants "mostly likely" carried out the attack on a prison near capital Abuja and that 64 jailed militants have also escaped.
About 22 people, reportedly including children, were killed at Bourasso in Kossi province and 12 more were killed at Namissiguima in Yatenga province, officials and sources say.
Leaders of Economic Community of West African States accept transition promises of both African countries and lift economic and financial sanctions on them, but reject a three-year transition proposed by coup leaders in Guinea.
Public Relations Officer for Ondo Police, Funmilayo Odunlami, said the priest was detained and an investigation was launched into the incident after he allegedly abducted 77 people.
Fire on dugout believed to be ignited by a cigarette leaves at least 14 people dead and injures 21 others, officials say.
The election law creates a single election management body to replace a contested three-party system, and would detail the steps that would lead to elections.
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