The G5 Sahel Must Do More Than Fight Terror
The heads of state of some Sahel states, together with French President Emmanuel Macron, have launched a new counter-terrorism force, following a summit in Bamako. But there are other reasons for the region's insecurity, writes Ibrahim Maïga for ISS Dakar.
The leaders decided to start with the Liptako-Gourma border regions, covering the area between Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso.
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