West Africa: France and G5 Sahel Recommit Themselves as U.S. Mulls Dra – AuthenticAfrican

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[Council on Foreign Relations] Washington, DC -President Emmanuel Macron of France hosted a summit in Pau, southwestern France, with the heads of state of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauretania, and Niger. The purpose of the summit was to improve military coordination against insurgents with a particular focus on the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) and al-Qaeda affiliate Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM).