A Report by Gerlind Vollmer
The German army has sent 100 people to Mali to help train the country's army to fight insurgents in the north. Our reporter follows the trainers - and trainees - as they prepare for their mission.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali is its deadliest. The Canadian deployment is expected to help relieve German helicopters scheduled to depart from Mali this summer.
Mali's prime minister and government resigned without providing a reason. The country is months from a presidential election that will take place against the backdrop of a fragile peace agreement and instability.
It’s the Bundeswehr’s most difficult and dangerous overseas deployment. Soon it will also be the biggest. The German parliament has agreed to send more soldiers to Mali - but troops alone cannot resolve the crisis.
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