Switzerland says it has been informed that a female Swiss hostage has been killed in Mali by jihadist group Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin. The exact circumstances of the killing are still unclear, according to Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis.
Ten Malian soldiers are killed during an ambush in Nara, Koulikoro, Mali. The attackers placed mines, which caused explosions after the army's vehicle passed, and then opened fire against the soldiers.
ECOWAS demands the release of Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cissé, who was kidnapped in March just days before a disputed election, asks 31 elected MPs whose results were disputed to resign, and requests an urgent inquiry into protesters' deaths on 10–12 July. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta is given ten days to respond to the bloc's proposals or face sanctions.
At least 15 people are killed in northern Burkina Faso after a convoy transporting traders is targeted by an unidentified armed group. Burkina Faso has been fighting Islamist terrorists amid a resurgence of attacks in the Sahel.