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Is Mali splitting in two?

We're focusing on Mali on today's French press - where has the Tuareg rebellion sprung from, and what risks does it pose now? We also look, of course, at the French election - with a new poll saying 32% of voters don't plan to cast a ballot at all.

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La Croix explains the slate of problems facing Mali - not just regional division, but climate change, poverty and a desperate need for development.

Le Parisien headlines on that poll saying 32% of voters won't turn out - saying they're turned off by politicians not tackling the real issues.

Le Figaro reckons that could boost their candidate, Nicolas Sarkozy.

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