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Chadian president tells FRANCE 24: We need 'financing' for G5 Sahel force

During the African Union summit in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott, FRANCE 24 spoke to Chadian President Idriss Déby. He discussed the security situation in the Sahel region and the financing of the G5 Sahel anti-terror task force, of which Chad is a member. Following Friday's suicide attack on the G5 Sahel force's HQ in the Malian town of Sévaré, Déby condemned an attack on "a very strong symbol". It "really shattered us", he told FRANCE 24 in an interview on the sidelines of the summit.