Kidnapped Mali opposition leader and French aid worker freed

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    A kidnapped politician and French aid worker have landed in Mali’s capital, Bamako, after being released as part of a major prisoner exchange. The hostages had been held by an alliance of groups suspected to be linked to al-Qaeda. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports. –

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    Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres. The population of Mali is 19.1 million. 67% of its population was estimated to be under the age of 25 in 2017. Its capital is Bamako.

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