Tuesday, June 04, 2013

France: Sahel Attacks Prompt Fears in France Over Energy Supply

Security is being stepped up at Western installations across Africa's Sahel region following twin attacks in Niger late last month by Islamist militants. As Henry Ridgwell reports from London, fears are growing over the extent of the militants' reach in a region with close links to Europe. The stakes are especially great for France, which is highly dependent on resources mined in its former colonies