EU, France step up security, development aid for Africa’s G5 Sahel

So why is it so many from the area are trying to seek refuge in Europe? Old colonialists trying to help or just bribing politicians to hold on to privilege gained initially by force and slavery?

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The EU and France have increased their financial support for projects in the five Sahel states which sit on the southern rim of Africa’s Sahara desert. Terrorism and lawlessness have blighted the region for years.