Germany pledges more investment for African nations pursuing reforms +++ UN warns of mounting humanitarian crisis in Africa's Sahel as jiahadist attacks surge +++ World Toilet Day: Lack of toilets in Nigeria.
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Africa's economies are forecast to shink as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Germany's government is trying to prop up investment, but German companies are pessimistic about doing business on the continent.
The EU has suspended its training missions in Mali following last week's military coup in the West African country. Germany says some of the soldiers behind the armed takeover were trained in Europe.
German Defense Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer said Sahel terrorism remained a "great threat." Her French coounterpart called Mali part of a "security challenge" across Sahel Africa, impinging on "the whole of Europe."
Mali's ex-president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has returned home under guard, following pressure from the 15-nation West African bloc ECOWAS. Still unresolved is a call for the interim government to organize elections.
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