France and Germany are to send more troops in Mali in order to support forces that have been deployed in the country for almost a year now.

In a joint statement, France and Germany said that the new troops to be sent to Mali will integrate with a European mission to train soldiers. This mission was launched in February last year and has already trained nearly 3,000 Malian forces.

The statement said: “France and Germany have decided to send elements of the Franco-German Brigade to Mali: the...

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