Britain and Italy to bolster troop presence in Africa’s Sahel

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Britain is set to send helicopters to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Mali in a package of measures which are set to be agreed at a summit near London.

The commitment will come as Prime Minister Theresa May meets French President Emmanuel Macron at an army base near the British capital, with immigration and global aid also on their agenda.

Kavl 4dIn a separate move, Italy’s parliament on Jan. 17 also approved a ramped up military presence in Niger by agreeing to send an initial 120 troops with 350 more to follow as Rome looks to stem migration and…

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