African states want UN trust fund for Boko Haram force

March 14, 2015 1:19 AM

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UNITED NATIONS: African states want the United Nations to set up a trust fund to finance a force to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria and called on the international community to supply intelligence and equipment, according to a draft UN resolution.

The draft UN Security Council text endorses the creation of a force by Nigeria and its neighbors Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin to take on Boko Haram. The 54-nation African Union has already approved a force of up to 10,000 troops. Boko Haram has killed thousands of people in northeastern Nigeria i...

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