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Crowdsourcing helps fight Mali aid corruption

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France is enlisting the help of Malians to police its aid projects in the west African country with an innovative crowdsourcing project asking people to report corruption by text or online. 

A French soldier patrols in the street in Gao on June 13, 2013.

The foreign ministry's project is the first of its kind in France, which has pledged 280 million euros ($374 million) in aid to Mali after it helped the west African country oust Al-Qaeda-linked groups that were occupying the vast north.

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