French lawmakers gave the green lite to keeping troops in Mali. Operation serval began in January and since then al Qaeda linked jihadists have been chased out of Mali's towns and cities. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says its mission accomplished. French troops have already begun to leave and the government says that just 1000 soldiers will remain until the end of the year for training purpose. Laura Baines and her guests discuss whether Mali is really on the path for peace.
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