In 2012, radical Islamists imposed a reign of terror on Timbuktu. Now UN peacekeepers patrol the liberated city. Normality is slowly returning.
A new African military force in the Sahel region could be operational in the next few months after donors pledged millions at a conference in France. Paul Melly from Chatham House talked to DW about the G5 Sahel force.
Sufism is mystical and ascetic form of Islam practiced by tens of millions of Muslims. But radical Islamists have taken to targeting Sufis in brutal attacks, such as the recent massacre in Egypt.
Chancellor Merkel has called for the deployment of anti-terror troops in Africa’s troubled Sahel region. European and African leaders met for talks outside Paris to discuss plans to battle the growing jihadi threat.
The French president's trip to Africa will attempt to demonstrate a new kind of politics as Macron seeks to break away from neocolonialism across the continent.
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