As French troops and reinforcements deploy in Mali, rumours about abuses committed by the country’s own army have cast a cloud over operations, France 2 reported.
Russian television reported that it too found evidence of searches carried out to excess. RTR also looked into defections of Islamist fighters.
A lot of countries have taken their own nationals out of Mali, but some refuse to go, such as a Swiss quarryman who has been in Mali for many years, Swiss television RSI reported.
In the relative calm of Bamako, the Thursday evening football match between Mali and Ghana stopped people talking about the war for a while, Spanish television TVE reported.