New regional war unfolding in central Africa as Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad unite against Boko Haram – with help from France, America and Britain
An MI-24 helicopter gunship, bristling with rockets, clattered over the swirling brown current of the Chari river before landing in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena.
Moments later, two state-of-the-art Rafale jets – the pride of the French air force – swept overhead, bound for the same airport.
This constant procession of military aircraft through the skies above Chad bears witness to a new regional war now unfolding in central Africa – and to the arms-length involvement of the leading Western powers.
On the face of it, the new conflict pits the armies of four African countries…
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