Production drops by 10 per cent to 656,548 tonnes, according to the head of Malian Company for Textile Development, Baba Berthe.
Mali only holds a 20 percent stake in Comatex, with 80 percent in the hands of the China Overseas Engineering Group (COVEC)
A statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's office said he had accepted Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga's resignation
Protesters, including women in black veils, shouted slogans hostile toward Keita, including "IBK get out", using the president's initials.
At the Mamadou Konate Stadium in Mali, the hosts beat the Moroccan ladies in Bamako 3-1.
The base in Barani "was the target of a terrorist attack led by an unidentified armed group at around 5 am
Houses were burnt, the provisional death toll is four dead. In another village around Bankass, two women were also killed
The UN has sent a team to the Mopti region to investigate Saturday's attack
It is the deadliest attack since the end of the 2013 French-led military intervention
The victims were shot or hacked to death with machetes