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Chad calls for world support as Sahel summit gets underway

Chad calls for world support as Sahel summit gets underway

  • Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno said the vast Sahel was struggling with ‘poverty, which is fertile ground for terrorism’
  • Extremist fighters in the Sahel first emerged in northern Mali in 2012, during a rebellion by ethnic Touareg separatists
By AFP ·