Macron said the strategy is not working. He wants an African force to help confront what he calls “Islamic terrorism”.
He is calling for countries in the Sahel region of northwest Africa to contribute 5,000 soldiers.
They will be tasked with wiping out fighters Macron describes as “terrorists, thugs and murderers”.
But more money is needed to train and equip the soldiers in hostile territory.
Will the new regional force work? And is a bigger military presence the answer to the threat from al-Qaeda and others?
Presenter: Hazem Sika
Marie-Roger Biloa – Editor of Africa International
Adama Gaye – Former director of information for ECOWAS
Tiebile Drame – Former foreign minister of Mali
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