The rise of armed groups in West Africa will be high on the agenda when leaders begin a regional summit in Nigeria’s capital this weekend.
Mali has seen a surge in violence this year, with more than 160 thousand people displaced by ethnic fighting.
The turmoil is putting pressure on the UN mission there,
Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Bamako.
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West African leaders are looking for solutions to the rise of armed groups.