The UN and the African Union have condemned the government of Mali for what they called its use of lethal force on protesters who are calling for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
In a statement, the UN mission in Mali, the African Union, the European Union and the West African regional grouping Ecowas all criticised the Malian authorities over its handling of the protests.
They have also condemned vandalism by the protesters and called on all parties to exercise restraint.
They urged the Malian government to release opposition leaders arrested over the weekend.
The Malian authorities said at least four people were killed on Friday, but the opposition says eight more were killed by the police on Saturday during the street protests.
Mimi Mefo Info