The body of French mountaineer guide Hervé Gourdel is to be flown home to France on Monday, just over four months since jihadists kidnapped and beheaded him in Algeria.
The French aid worker who was kidnapped this week in the Central African Republic and freed Friday will arrive at a military airport near Paris on Sunday evening.
Two Italian aid workers taken hostage in Syria five months ago have been released and arrived in Rome over Thursday night.
In an exclusive interview with RFI, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (IBK) says that the four Jihadists freed in exchange for the French hostage Serge Lazarevic will be hunted down by Malian, Niger and French troops.
“Life is beautiful when you are free again,” former hostage Serge Lazarevic declared on his return to France on Wednesday morning.
France's only remaining hostage abroad, Serge Lazarevic, who was kidnapped in Mali in 2011, has been freed, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday.