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France Comes To Former Colony's Aid To Oust Radical Islamists In Mali

NPR | Jan. 11, 2013 3:11 p.m.

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Eleanor Beardsley

French President Francois Hollande announced on Friday that France has intervened militarily in the Saharan African nation of Mali, a former French colony, to stop any further advancement of Islamist extremist forces in the north of the country.

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