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AU Leaders Seek Fund to Fight Militants

African leaders proposed on Tuesday creating a special fund to combat Islamist militant groups growing in strength from Kenya to Nigeria. African Union (AU) states announced the idea after Nairobi talks on a problem highlighted on Tuesday by capture of a town in northeastern Nigeria by Boko Haram militants. Fighting killed scores of people, according to security forces, and sent at least 5,000 fleeing. President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, where al-Shabab gunmen last September killed 67...

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