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Mali’s Security Top Concern as West African Leaders Meet Friday in Dakar

A senior official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said, while Friday’s heads of state summit in Dakar will focus on the region’s economy, it will also take up political and security crises.  This comes as ECOWAS President, Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, Wednesday called on the international community to send more troops to Mali in the wake of a recent upsurge of attacks by Islamist insurgents.  Abdel Fatau Musah, ECOWAS director for external relations, said the ...

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