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FRANCE 24 Exclusive: Malian minister confirms jihadists were exchanged for French hostage

In an exclusive interview with France 24, the Malian justice minister confirms that several Islamist prisoners were freed in order to secure the release of French hostage Serge Lazarevic. Meanwhile, in Burundi, the registration process for next year's election is being called into question. The opposition says the process is tainted by fraud. And we bring you a report on the state of Françafrique, the murky network tying France and its former colonies in Africa.

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