House Hearing Seeks Paths to Ease Strife in Mali & Sahel Region of Africa U.S. State Dept, USAID, Africa experts testify before Smith panel
Cong. Smith asks about U.S. efforts to strengthen democracies in the region in view of radical Islamist terrorism and other challenges.
Ongoing terrorist attacks, reconciling ethnic groups and other challenges to finding how a lasting peace might be achieved in Mali and the rest of the Sahel region were the topics of a hearing held Tuesday by Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04), Chairman of the House congressional panel that oversees Africa and human rights. Smith said United... [READ MORE]