UNSC discusses Sahel violence

The G5 Joint Force was set up by the Sahel countries - Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger - two years ago, but it's still barely operational, lacking funding and key equipment.

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    Burkina Faso has appealed to world powers to form a new international coalition to combat increasing violence in Africa's Sahel region.

    The country's foreign minister made the plea to the United Nations, which already has a task force in the area.

    Al Jazeera's diplomatic editor James Bays reports.


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