Sahel leaders appeal for funds for anti-militant force

(L-R) Mauritania's president Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, Niger's president Mahamadou Issoufou, Mali's Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Chad's Idriss Deby and Burkina Faso's Roch Marc Christian Kabore attend a Sahel G-5 heads of State meeting on Febuary 6, 2018 in Niamey. Leaders of five Sahel countries met with France's defence minister on February 6, 2018 to discuss funding for an unprecedented joint force to combat jihadism in their vulnerable region. / AFP / BOUREIMA HAMA





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