West African Leaders, France Vow New Fight on Terrorism

PAU, FRANCE - A surge of terrorist violence in Africa’s Sahel region is forcing West African nations to reconsider their strategy and unify military forces. Leaders invited by French President Emmanuel Macron to a G5 summit in the southern French city of Pau on Monday agreed to pursue their engagements with France - and put aside their differences with the former colonial power – to fight against jihadism.


Presidents of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Chad joined...