France’s Macron to press West African leaders over Sahel insurgency
PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron will press five West African leaders on Monday to denounce anti-French sentiment in their countries over Paris’s handling of an insurgency by Islamist militants, or risk France withdrawing troops from the region.
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a news conference on the situation in Sahel during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 25, 2019. Ian Langsdon/Pool via REUTERS
Macron summoned the leaders of Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger and Mauritania to the…