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The Chibok girls negotiator: Zannah Mustapha led negotiations in Sambisa forest

In this week's edition we meet the negotiator behind the release of some of the Chibok girls, remittances are the main funds received by the region of Kayes in Mali and Dr. Tedros has been elected to be the new head of the WHO, he will be the first African to do so.


France 24 talks to Zannah Mustapha - the Nigerian lawyer who helped negotiate the release of 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls last week. The 52 year old has been mediating between the government and Boko Haram militants for the release of the Chibok girls and for an end to the insurgency.
And our reporters take a closer look at the culture of emigration in the Kayes region of Mali where much of the local economy relies on money sent back home from Malians living abroad.
And an African at the head of the WHO for the first time. The Ethiopian, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will take over as Director General of the World Health Organisation at the end of June.

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