Aug 02, 2015

Benin pledges 800 troops to anti-Boko Haram force

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Benin's president has vowed to contribute 800 troops to a regional force intended to combat the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. Thomas Boni Yayi made the announcement Saturday during a visit from Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari that coincided with Benin's independence anniversary. "This is an opportunity for Benin to express solidary with countries on...

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