Mali's interim government says it will pursue dialogue with jihadists and stage elections, amid fears that it is failing to deliver on its previous promises.
Presenting a plan for government in the capital Bamako, six months after a military coup in the Sahel state, Interim Prime Minister Moctar Ouane said he would make every effort to organise free and fair elections by the end of his mandate.
The interim government is meant to reform the constitution and decentralise power in the vast and ethnically diverse country, as well as hold national elections by the end of its 18-month mandate.
But there is growing disenchantment with its slow pace of reforms, which is fuelled by accusations that figures within army dominate the post-coup government.
Veronica Njie reports.