At least 18 people were killed in a terror attack in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Sunday night. Last month, the idea of setting up a five-nation African task force was floated – bringing together Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Chad - all with the backing of France and Germany. But where will the money to support such a force come from? How soon can it be expected to be operational, and are there other ways to restore security in the Sahel region?
Produced by David RICH, Selina SYKES and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN
Founder and president of Sahel Memo Consulting