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Years of drought have been reversed in Mali

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The EU has pledged £6.5bn over the next three years to help developing countries combat global warming.

Lake Faguibine in Mali was once at the centre of a fertile region, but years of drought and the advance of desert have changed that.

The water from the lake system has gradually disappeared, driving thousands of people away from its shores.

But a new scheme is slowly coaxing water back into the empty channels as the BBC's Africa correspondent Andrew Harding discovered.

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