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Four French journalists returned to France on Sunday after their captivity in Syria.
20/04/2014 - France - Syria

French hostages return home after nearly a year in captivity

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria arrived on French soil on Sunday. President François Hollande called it “a day of joy for France”.

A gathering on 6 March at the Europe 1 radio station, to call for Didier François' and Edouard Élias' liberation.
19/04/2014 - France

Four French journalists freed after Syria kidnapping

Four French journalists are safe and in good health, after being held hostage in Syria since June 2013.


African press review 18 April 2014

There’s confusion over the fate of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. SA prepares for a post-Zuma ANC.

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17/04/2014 - France

Local radio presenter taken hostage in east France

A local radio presenter hostage has been freed after being taken hostage for four hours in eastern France.

South African Al Qaeda hostage still held in Yemen
10/02/2014 - African news explained

South African Al Qaeda hostage still held in Yemen

Negotiators attempting to secure the release of the South African hostage Pierre Korkie, who is being held in Yemen by Al Qaeda, say they have no proof that he is either alive or dead.


French Press Review 03 Jan 2014

The war in the Central African Republic, the miraculous Reverend Father Georges Vandenbeusch's release from Nigeria, and the reform of French civil law code to speed up divorces dominate the front ...

Eritrean migrants rescued off the Italian island of Lampedusa
03/01/2014 - African news explained

Eritrean migrants rescued off the Italian island of Lampedusa

Italy's navy has rescued 233 migrants from a boat off the island of Lampedusa. As is often the case they include a number of Eritrean youths.

François Hollande, Georges Vandenbeusch, Villacoublay airport, 1 Jan.2014.
01/01/2014 - France - Cameroon

French priest held hostage in Cameroon arrives home

French President Francois Hollande welcomed French priest and former hostage Georges Vandenbeusch home to France just after 6.30 on Wednesday morning lauding his “courage” and ...

Jean-Pierre Verdon (left) next to Diane Lazarevic (right), the father and daughter of Philippe Verdon and Serge Lazarevic in Paris.
24/11/2013 - France - Mali

Family reflects on Frenchman Serge Lazarevic kidnapped two years ago in Mali

Today marks the second year anniversary since Frenchman Serge Lazarevic was abducted in Mali.

Former French hostage Francis Collomp (2ndL) is welcomed by relatives and officials including Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (R) and Foreign Affairs minister Laurent Fabius on the tarmac upon his arrival at Villacoublay military airport, near Paris, Nove
22/11/2013 - France - Nigeria

RFI journalists' murders inspired French Nigeria hostage's escape

The French hostage who escaped Islamist kidanappers in Nigeria last weekend says that the killing of RFI's Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon inspired him to run away from his captors.