A Frenchman has been killed during an operation to rescue workers held hostage by Islamic militants at a gas field in eastern Algeria.
African press coverage is dominated by the hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant. Also, South Sudan agrees to pull back fro, a contested border with Sudan, and Barack Obama's half-brother ...
The hostage taking at the gas site in In Amenas Algeria is on the front page of every major French newspaper.
A French hostage said he hid under his bed for 40 hours before he was rescued by soldiers from the hostage crisis at an Algerian gas field.
France will open an inquiry on the ongoing hostage crisis at an Algerian gas field amid confusion over the number of casualties and survivors following an Algerian military raid.
On Thursday, the Algerian military launched an air and ground assault on a desert gas complex where Islamists were holding hostages. Dozens are reported dead.
NIA, a Mauritanian news agency, quoting a spokesman for the kidnappers, reports that 35 hostages and 15 assailants have been killed, after an Algerian army attack on the In Amenas gas field where ...
Islamist hostage-takers holding captives, at the In Amenas gas field in Algeria, called on Thursday for the release of Islamist extremists being held in neighbouring Mali.
Somali Islamists say they have decided to kill a French agent they have held since 2009, as confusion continues over whether he is in fact still alive.
Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab said on Monday that a French soldier wounded and captured during a failed hostage rescue raid has died.