German Ties In West Africa 'Not A Charity Campaign'

Annalena Baerbock and Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara pictured in Abidjan on July 16, 2024 BY ROSALIA ROMANIEC Germany is pulling its military out of the terror-stricken Sahel region. At the same time, it wants to expand ties in West Africa because the European Union's security depends on the region, Germany's top diplomat says. The streets of Dakar, the capital of Senegal , are changing. They're still packed with many cars, mopeds and even horse-drawn carriages, which are often stuck in traffic jams. But in the north of the city of four million people, in the socially deprived Parcelles Assainies district, a traffic revolution is taking place. Just three months ago, it took residents an hour and a half to get to work or school in the city center. Now, it's only half of that. The new fast lane for electric buses only skip the traffic jams and bring Senegalese to their destination quicker. The express bus system has made Dakar a pioneer of urban mobility in Africa. T

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