Mali, Burkina Faso join forces

2016-01-18 20:23
Aftermath of an Al-Qaeda attack on a top hotel in Burkina Faso. (Issouf Sanoga, AFP)

Aftermath of an Al-Qaeda attack on a top hotel in Burkina Faso. (Issouf Sanoga, AFP)

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Ouagadougou - A Mali official says his country will work with Burkina Faso to fight Islamic extremism in West Africa.

Makan Kone, spokesperson for Mali's prime minister, said on Monday that the two countries will have joint patrols along their shared border.

Mali's Prime Minister Modibo Keita visited Burkina Faso on Sunday and with Burkina Faso Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba went to the site where extremists attacked a hotel and cafe on Friday, killing at least 28 people.

Thieba said the two countries will share intelligence and resources to counter extremism.

Read more on:    burkina faso  |  mali  |  west africa

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