African Union summit: Macron addresses security in Sahel

Africa's problems have spread beyond the continent, which explains why the EU has stepped in offering cash and military assistance to tackle the surge in attacks by armed groups.

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    France's president has addressed financial and security hurdles in the Sahel, on the final day of the African Union summit in Mauritania.

    President Emmanuel Macron held talks with leaders of the five-nation French-backed anti-terror unit, the G5 Sahel force, which has faced multiple attacks from armed groups in recent days.

     

    Hashem Ahelbarra has been following the summit from Nouakchott.


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