French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made the appeal at a security conference in Senegal on Monday.
France says its forces in NIger have destroyed an Al-Qaeda convoy carrying a large amount of weapons from Libya to Mali.
Kenya celebrates Dennis Kimetto's Berlin marathon triumph and in South Africa there's speculation about Jacob Zuma's future - some of the stories in today's African papers...
France has called for international action to end the chaos in Libya, which is becoming a “terrorist hub”, according to Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
The French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that Paris might send troops abroad to fight terrorist groups.