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France and Sahel nations vow to step up anti-jihadist fight

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France and five West African states agree to combine their military forces under one command structure to fight a growing Islamist militancy in the Sahel region. Also, Russian and Turkish mediators in Libya's brutal conflict say warring sides have made some progress but only the delegation from the Tripoli-based government has signed a fragile ceasefire deal. And farmers hidden away in the backwaters of Casamance grow a secret crop. Locals say the only way they can get by is growing cannabis.

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