Mali's new president Colonel Assimi Goïta had arrived in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Saturday for preliminary talks. (Photo credit : AP/PTI)

  • West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Sunday suspended Mali's membership in response to last week's coup
  • Ten regional heads of state and three foreign ministers attended the summit in the Ghanaian capital Accra
  • After the takeover, the military agreed to appoint civilians as interim president and prime minister under pressure from ECOWAS

Mali's new transitional President Colonel Assimi Goita. ( Photo Credit : AP/PTI)

  • The judgement stipulated that Goita would "exercise the functions of transitional president
  • The constitutional court said it had made the decision due to the "vacancy in the presidency"
  • Goita had originally been named vice president with other key posts given to fellow army officers

Thane, May 28 (PTI) An affiliate of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has opposed the state government's plan to hire ordinary buses from private operators for inclusion in the fleet of MSRTC.

.Bamako, Mali
President Bah Ndaw was under the threat of regional sanctions. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane lead an interim government
  • Their detentions followed a sensitive government reshuffle earlier on Monday
  • Coup leaders and army officers have wielded significant influence over the government

.Rabat, Morocco
A Malian woman gave birth to nonuplets in Morocco on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Mali's government flew Halima Cisse (25) to Morocco for better care
  • The woman initially believed to have been carrying septuplets
  • Cases of women successfully carrying septuplets to term are rare -- and nonuplets even rarer

Central Mali is the epicentres of the regional conflict. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • 20 peacekeeping personnel were wounded in attack 
  • No militant group has claimed the responsibility so far
  • MINUSMA is known to be the UN's deadliest peacekeeping mission in Mali

.Bamako, Mali
Ten troops were killed in Mali's troubled central region on early Wednesday. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • The 10 bodies had been brought back to the airport in Sevare, near the town of Mopti, by a helicopter
  • Group to Support Islam and Muslims carried the attack, claimed Tadayt, a propaganda outlet close to Al-Qaeda
  • The attack is the latest in a brutal conflict that has been raging in Mali since 2012

.Burkina Faso
Twin attacks on the army in central Mali overnight killed three soldiers. (Representative Image/Envato Elements)

  • The attacks occurred near the border with Burkina Faso at army positions that have been targeted in the past
  • Five of the alleged attackers were also left dead
  • The attack occurred at around 3 am (0300 GMT) in the night of Saturday to Sunday and fighting continued for around an hour

GSIM denied any role in the Niger attack that claimed 100 lives. (Photo credits: Representational/Envato Elements)

  • Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM) said it had ‘detonated the explosive device’ as the vehicle passed by
  • The attack claimed the lives of corporal Loic Risser, 24, and seargent Yvonne Huynh, 33
  • The death toll of French soldiers killed in Mali since France intervened in 2013 touched 50

Office of French President Emmanuel Macron announced the deaths.(Photo Credit:AP/PTI)

  • The incident comes just days after three others died in similar fashion
  • Sergeant Yvonne Huynh was the first woman soldier sent to the Sahel region since the French operation began
  • Another soldier was injured in the blast but their life is not in danger