Alain Rodier is a former intelligence officer and the director of research at the French Centre for Research on Intelligence (Cf2R).
The French hostage Francis Collomp, who was kidnapped in Nigeria on 19 December 2012, was released on Sunday.
French President Francois Hollande says kidnapped French priest George Vandenbeusch is "probably" in Nigeria.
Nigeria's Boko Haram kidnapped of French priest Georges Vandenbeusch and are holding him captive, a source in the Islamist group said on Friday.
The kidnapping of a French priest makes the headlines in Cameroon. Nigeria is gripped by election fever. Kenyatta prefers Kuwait to Colombo. Kenyan MPs want cash for cars and houses.
A French priest has been kidnapped in northern Cameroon
The US State Department has formally added two Nigerian Islamist groups, Boko Haram and Ansaru, to its list of "foreign terrorist organisations".
The Nigerian Islamist group Ansaru has released a video of a French engineer, who has been held hostage since December 2012.
A woman caught in the Islamist attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall has described how she escaped the attackers by hiding in the toilets as one of her companions received messages that her son ...
The African papers today headlined with Kenyan MPs walking out of the House; Boko Haram blamed for Thursday's massacre in Nigeria; and visions of by-gone clerics appear in a mosque in ...