It has been described as the worst civil unrest Mali has seen in decades.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita promised to form a national unity government. The country has been without one since elections earlier this year.
Keita dissolved the constitutional court, which had faced controversy since it overturned provisional results from parliamentary elections in March.
But will that be enough to restore peace? And what if turmoil spirals out of control?
Presenter: Adrian Finighan
Fatima Al Ansar – special adviser to the Malian minister of foreign affairs
Noufal Abboud – director of The Nordic Center for Conflict Transformation and a specialist on West African affairs
William Lawrence – former US diplomat in West Africa
Source: Al Jazeera