Mali's rise in civilian deaths linked to Russian mercenaries
In West Africa, a sharp rise in civilian deaths in Mali has been linked to the massive arrival of Russian mercenaries hired to help the Malian military fight Islamist insurgents.
The Washington Post’s West Africa Bureau chief Danielle Paquette joins us.
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