"The deserts of northern Mali are a breeding ground for Islamic terrorism". That's the warning from French President François Hollande, who has been holding talks with the President of Niger. Mali's neighbour has been drawn into the fallout from the crisis next door - a failed coup and a takeover by separatists and Islamists in Mali's north have forced thousands of soldiers to flee across the border into Niger. France 24 went there to find out more.
A report by Marc Perelman, Marc Cousinet, Lionel Barbosa and Olivier Morel.