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He may be Mali's most dedicated postman

Three years after a coup nearly ripped Mali apart, militant groups continue to use parts of the country as their bases of operations. What little government exists is chaotic and corrupt. Public services are almost unheard of.

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French-Malian chamber music

For today's geo quiz, we're looking for a West African country and its capital. The capital sits on the banks of the Niger River and it's one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. For decades, this city has played a major role in world music.