Germany will send up to 330 soldiers to Mali, the German cabinet agreed on February 19. Up to 180 of these will go as part of the EUs mission to train Malis army. The other 150 will go to provide logistical support for African and French troops fighting in the area.
In the short term, Germany is planning to send 80 military specialists, according to Deutsche Welle, which will include doctors, engineers and paramedics.(...more)