US President Donald Trump has vowed to help end "vicious and violent" conflicts on the African continent. "Africa right now has got problems like few people would even understand," he said at a Nato summit press conference. "It is so sad, it is so vicious and violent," he said, promising that his goal was to build up the US military and bring peace to the world. The US is active in counter-terrorism operations and training African troops to fight jihadists in the Sahara.
The 72-year-old US leader was speaking after a two-day summit in Brussels, where he said Nato allies had agreed to increase their military spending. His comments about Africa's problems came after a Tunisian journalist expressed gratitude for US efforts in North Africa, where various Islamist militant groups operate.
The president said the continent had "got things going on there that nobody could believe in this room". "If you saw some of the things that I see through intelligence - what's going on in Africa - it is so sad, it is so vicious and violent," he said.
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