Eye on Africa

Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge €110.5 million for G5 Sahel joint force

Germany's chancellor is among world leaders in Paris for a summit to prepare the launch of the G5 Sahel force, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE joining the ranks of donor nations for the Franco-African unit. In Algeria, five children are believed to have killed themselves after playing an online suicide game called the Blue Whale Challenge. And refugees laying new roots in Tanzania have set a target of two million trees to plant around their camps in the next year.