France to send 600 extra troops to fight Sahel extremists

World Feb 3, 2020

France to send 600 extra troops to fight Sahel extremists

France will deploy 600 additional soldiers in the African Sahel region to combat extremists, raising the amount of troops there to 5,100, the country's defense minister said Sunday. In a statement, Defense Minister Florence Parly said most of the reinforcements to the Barkhane force will ...

At least 62 migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

World Dec 6, 2019

At least 62 migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

At least 62 migrants traveling on a makeshift boat have drowned off the coast of Mauritania, in the worst loss of life this year along the increasingly traveled Atlantic migration route to Europe. Eighty-three survivors managed to swim to shore after their boat, which was ...