UN nod for Sa­hel force

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THE UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil has wel­comed the de­ploy­ment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burk­ina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mau­ri­ta­nia and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of ter­ror­ism, as well as se­ri­ous chal­lenges posed by transna­tional or­gan­ised crime in Africa’s restive Sa­hel re­gion.

The coun­cil wel­comed the joint force’s strate­gic con­cept of op­er­a­tions, say­ing it in­tended to re­view the de­ploy­ment in four months’ time. It urged the joint force of up to 5 000 mil­i­tary and po­lice per­son­nel, as well as the UN mis­sion in Mali and French forces in that coun­try, to co-or­di­nate their op­er­a­tions. ANA

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