The accident marked the largest single loss of life since operations began in 2013.
Corporal Ronan Pointeau, 24, died in the northeastern region of Menaka as his vehicle was "struck by an explosive device," the Ministry of Defence said.
The attack is one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country's military in recent memory.
In our increasingly homogenized world, there is a special thrill to finding oneself outside the parameters of traditional voyages.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita condemned the killings of at least 95 people in a village attack in central Mali.
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Inspire Africa is in Mali to find out more about the young entrepreneur creating a sustainable ecosystem for herders and farmers in his country.
Gunmen killed at least 134 people in central Mali on Saturday amid an upsurge in ethnic and jihadist violence.
The demand for organic cosmetics is fast growing across the continent. Hellen Dause is determined to make the most of this trend with her own brand of skin care based in Zanzibar.
Aid Zone travels to the Mbera refugee camp in Mauritania to see what is being done to educate the refugee minors from Mali in order to protect them from early forced marriage and child labour.
The United Nations says Mauritania in northwest Africa urgently needs funds to deal with a growing refugee crisis.
Thousands of people are arriving from neighbouring Mali to escape an extreme interpretation of Islam and inter-ethnic violence.
The weekend visit will also include talks with President Idriss Deby.
Mamoudou Gassama also known as the French "Spider-Man" has received his fast-tracked French citizenship.
It's the run-off presidential election between the incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his opposition challenger Soumalia Cissé. It's despite a surge in ethnic and militant violence during Keita's time in office and violence in July's election
The incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is expected to beat the opposition challenger Somalia Cisse for a second five-year term amid accusations of voting fraud and the threat of violence
Malians started voting in a run-off presidential election on Sunday, with the incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita expected to beat the opposition challenger Cissé for a second five-year term
Ibrahim Boubacor Keita is on the verge of winning a second term with a significant lead over rival Soumalia Cisse, but has faced accusations of ballot fixing.
Voting was briefly suspended at a polling station in a village in the northern region of Kidal after militants fired about 10 mortar bombs
Sunday's vote comes after five years of internal strife and violence
Euronews sat down with Mamoudou Gassama, the Malian migrant who scaled a building in Paris to save a child.
An illegal immigrant who climbed a high-rise to rescued a child has been hailed for his "exceptional act" by President Macron
As many as 40 Tuareg people, mostly men, have been killed in northern Mali's
Menaka region, officials say.
The ICC delivered a landmark compensation verdict over the destruction in Timbuktu
A new alliance of Islamist militant groups linked to al Qaeda on Monday has claimed responsibility for an attack on a luxury resort in Mali that killed at least five people on Sunday.
Suspected jihadists killed at least five people at a Mali luxury resort just outside the capital Bamako.
Suspected jihadists storm a tourist resort popular with Westerners in Mali