In the Interview: Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara
Two ministers from Paris visited Ivory Coast within two days of a jihadist attack. An anti-terror unit is being sent to Burkina Faso. So why does France have such a strong interest in the region?
In the aftermath of Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Grand Bassam beach resort in Ivory Coast, several countries including France have said they will do more to stop the spread of extremism in the Sahel.
Authorities in Mali have arrested two men believed to be linked to a deadly attack on a beach resort town in neighboring Ivory Coast. The March 13 grenade and gun assault on three hotels left 19 people dead.
Terrorists have attacked a popular Ivory Coast beach resort, killing locals and tourists. The latest attack has added to the string of high-profile assaults in North and West Africa.
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