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AU Endorses 7,500 Troops to Fight Boko Haram

The African Union Friday endorsed plans for a regional force of 7,500 troops to fight militant group Boko Haram. Word of the endorsement came as the AU opened its annual summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin recently agreed to work together against the militants, who have killed thousands of civilians in Nigeria, and control large parts of Borno state on the borders with Cameroon and Lake Chad. AU Peace and Security Council...

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