German Chancellor is traveling to Africa

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is traveling to Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger this week.  National security and economic development of the three countries will be the focus of the trip. According to the humanitarian development index the countries count as the poorest worldwide. The Sahel region is also growing in importance for Europe beyond migration issues, as it is increasingly becoming a retreat for Islamist terrorists of the IS and Al Qaeda.

Newspaper Article – Handelsblatt (in German)