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Malian fears as French troops prepare to leave

8 April 2013 Last updated at 09:27 BST

Mali is now in a state of transition as French troops prepare to leave the country following their military campaign against Islamist insurgents.

African and Malian forces will take over, leaving the local population uncertain of what will happen next.

The BBC's Thomas Fessy reports from Timbuktu.