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AU Takes Action on Boko Haram, Defers on S. Sudan

The African Union is moving forward with a request for a military force to stop the spread of the Boko Haram insurgency in West Africa. As the AU summit in Addis Ababa comes to an end, leaders have postponed consideration of a potentially damning report on those responsible for the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui said Saturday the first meetings on the formation of a 7,500-troop force to confront Boko Haram will take place in Cameroon...

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