France, Sahel nations to bolster military cooperation
Niger's president has replaced his army chief after rebel fighters killed 89 soldiers in the western town of Chinagodrar last Thursday.
At a meeting in a southwestern French city, France and five West African states agreed to combine their security forces to stabilise Africa's Sahel region which is under increasing attack from armed groups.
Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Niamey.
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