Tuesday

24th Jan 2017

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French general to lead Mali force

French general Francois Lecointre will lead the EU mission to Mali to train its soldiers, reports AFP. Some 250 officers from the EU will train 2,600 Malian troops in order to improve their combat readiness against extremist groups and help restore order in the country.

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