Western donors pledge aid to fight ter­ror­ism in Sa­hel

Sunday Express - - WORLD -

Western donors said Thurs­day they have pledged 2.4 bil­lion eu­ros in fund­ing aimed at pre­vent­ing ter­ror­ism and law­less­ness along the south­ern rim of the Sa­hara. The five Sa­hel states — Mau­ri­ta­nia, Burk­ina Faso, Chad, Mali and Niger — have been strug­gling against ex­trem­ism and law­less­ness in the Sa­hel since a ji­hadist re­volt that be­gan with a Tuareg upris­ing in Mali in 2012.

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