Mali campaign: US backs French action, says Joe Biden


In Paris, US Vice-President Joe Biden backed plans for an African-led force and eventual UN operation in Mali.

Speaking alongside French President Francois Hollande, who visited Mali at the weekend, Mr Biden said they had agreed that African troops should take over from French forces "as quickly as reasonably possible", before the UN assumes overall command.

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