A two-day African security forum opens in Senegal

A two-day African security forum has opened in Senegal’s capital Dakar, with the country's President Macky Sall calling for reforms in the United Nations Peace Keeping operations in a bid to win the war against violent extremism in the Sahel region. Sall says the five Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council hold the key to peace in Mali. He's urged them to enhance the mandate of the peacekeeping troops in the country. The UN has about 15 000 peacekeepers in the Sahel, which ranks as its most dangerous peacekeeping mission. Sarah Kimani reports.

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