Mali has extended a state of emergency in the country by six months, until October 31st, this is as it continues to battles a jihadist insurgency.
The measure has been renewed several times since jihadists stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako in November 2015, killing 20 people.
That attack was claimed by al-Qaedaâ€™s regional branch.
The decree, which was due to expire on Saturday, hands extra powers to security forces and restricts public gatherings.
The countryâ€™s troubled north has witnessed a spate of jihadist strikes despite the emergency.
Last month, armed men killed five soldiers and injured 10 others in an attack on an army post in the tense Timbuktu region.