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Operation Barkhane: Malian, French troops work together to push jihadists out

In this week's edition: Malian and French soldiers work together to push jihadists out of Mali; bloggers in Guinea strive to curb online hate speech; and we meet Congolese-Belgian artist Baloji.


We focus on Operation Barkhane, a French-led deployment in the Sahel region of Africa, aimed at pushing jihadists out of northern Mali. Our team on the ground reports.

Also, we look at a fight against hate speech in Guinea. Bloggers in the country are doing their part to eradicate violent language online.

And we bring you a tete-a-tete with Congolese-Belgian artist Baloji. He talks to FRANCE 24 about his "Afropean" identity, which brings together a blend of rap, funk, electro and African rhythms.

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