November 14, 2012 - 5:34 PM
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 file photo, Malians opposing a foreign military intervention to retake Mali's Islamist-held north clash with police as they march in the streets of the capital, Bamako, Mali. Nigerian state-run TV says a bloc of West African nations has agreed to send 3,000 troops to stabilize Mali. The decision came late Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at the end of an emergency ECOWAS bloc summit in Nigeria's capital. Military experts from the U.N., ECOWAS, Europe and the African Union have drafted a plan to recapture northern Mali from militants, but it would need final approval from the African Union and the U.N. Security Council before it could be carried out. (AP Photo/Harouna Traore, File)