What's behind the tension between Mali and France?


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There's a growing row between Mali and France. Bamako has accused Paris of abandonment as it has reduced its military involvement in the fight against armed groups in the Sahel region.

Now, mercenaries from Russian Wagner security firm are expected to replace the French troops in a move that has made many nervous. So, what are the risks?

Join host Adrian Finighan.

With guests, Chief Strategy Officer at Rasmussen Global Fabrice Pothier, security analyst at Afripolitika Ovigwe Eguegu, and Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations Andrew Lebovich.

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