"Stay home, stay calm": UN radio keeping Mali safe in a crisis

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Joyce de Pina at Radio Mikado. Photo courtesy of Joyce de Pina

During Mali's state of emergency, the UN's local radio station, Mikado FM, is helping people stay safe, and informed.

That's according to Joyce de Pina, who is a radio producer with the station, that is part of the country's UN stabilization force, MINUSMA.

The government of the West African country declared a state of emergency which lasts until March 31, following terrorist attacks on a hotel in the capital Bamako last November.

Twenty people, 14 of them foreigners, were killed; the north of the country was over-run temporarily by jihadist groups in 2012.

Leda Letra spoke to Ms de Pina ahead of World Radio Day, and asked her how Radio Mikado served its listeners.

Duration: 2'33"

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