Ivory Coast Leader 'Germany Should Also Send Troops to Mali'

In an interview, Alassane Ouattara, president of the Ivory Coast and chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), urges Germany's leaders to engage more in the fight against Islamists in northern Mali. In addition to logistical aid, Berlin should also send troops, he argues.
Alassane Ouattara (right) at an extraordinary summit of West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Jan. 19

Alassane Ouattara (right) at an extraordinary summit of West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Jan. 19

Foto: THIERRY GOUEGNON/ Reuters
Interview conducted by Jan Puhl