UN Gives ECOWAS Green Light to Move Into Mali



Author:
Euro News
Publisher:
Euro News
Publication Date:
12 November 2012
Tags:
Mali, International Organizations and Africa, Arms and Military Affairs, Governance

ECOWAS troops with UN backing may soon be on their way into northern Mali following agreement at the UN. West Africa's regional bloc, meeting in Nigeria, agreed on Sunday to send 3300 troops, mostly from Nigeria, Burkina Fasso and Niger, and want to have battle plans ready for UN approval by the end of November.