Burkina Faso—E.U. Pledges Another US$155 Million For G5 Counterterror Force

Defense Post | 07/11/2019

The European Union has pledged additional funds for the regional force fighting violent extremism in Africa's semi-arid Sahel region, reports the Defense Post.  The 28-member bloc promised 138 million euros (US$155 million) to the G5 Sahel Joint Force, including its police component, according to a joint statement on Wednesday.  On Tuesday, E.U. foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrived in Ouagadougou, the Burkinabe capital, for a summit with the foreign ministers of...

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