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Donors pledge $510 million to West Africa’s Sahel region

BRUSSELS /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —International donors on Friday pledged 414 million euros ($510 million) to five impoverished countries in West Africa’s Sahel region, much of it to fund a new counterterror force. The 5,000-strong G5 Sahel force for Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger needs around 400 million euros for its mission along … Continue reading Donors pledge $510 million to West Africa’s Sahel region