Sunday, July 1, 2018

President Paul Biya And Emmanuel Macron Condemn Mali Attack

237| Emmanuel Macron, along with his Cameroonian counterpart Paul Biya, "condemned the attack" on Friday against the headquarters of the G5 Sahel anti-jihadist force in Mali, before the French president's trip to Africa, the Elysée said on Saturday.

The suicide bombing, claimed by a jihadist group, struck for the first time this headquarters in Sévaré in central Mali, killing three, three days of a meeting between the leaders of this force and Mr. Macron.

During a telephone interview preceding this trip, the French and Cameroonian presidents also " discussed the situation in the Lake Chad Basin region and the need to continue regional cooperation in the fight against terrorist actions of the Boko group. Haram, according to a statement.

" This meeting made it possible to discuss the topics on the agenda of the African Union summit and the issue of migration. The President of the Republic has signaled his support for the action taken by the African Union for the resolution of the crises in Africa ", it is specified.

Mr. Macron will be in Africa from Monday to Wednesday, first going to Mauritania to attend the African Union Summit and take stock of counter-terrorism in the Sahel, before making a visit in Nigeria.

On the sidelines of the African Union summit, Mr. Macron must meet his counterparts from G5 Sahel in Nouakchott. France, which is conducting Operation Barkhane in the region, supports this project, seeing it as a possible model for the African states to take charge of their own security.
But its implementation is currently marked by funding problems, despite promises of some 420 million euros, and accusations of human rights violations by troops of the joint force.