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Jean-Philippe Rémy (left) et Philip Moore
29/01/2016 - France - Burundi

French journalist released after Burundi kidnapping

Two foreign journalists working in Burundi and arrested during a raid were released one day later on Friday, on the eve of a key Africa summit where the troubled nation tops the agenda. ...
22/01/2016 - Burkina Faso - Australia

Burkina Faso 'optimistic' about release of kidnapped Australian couple, says foreign minister

Burkina Faso’s foreign minister has told RFI that he is optimistic about the release of two kidnapped Australians.
French President François Hollande, (2nd from right) with the four French hostages, (left to right) Marc Feret, Pierre Legrand, Daniel Larribe, Thierry Dol at the Villacoublay military, 30 October 2013.
29/12/2015 - FRANCE - NIGER

Former French hostage to sue French state, Areva

Ex-French hostage Thierry Dol says he will press charges against the French state and his employer, energy giant Areva, so as to find out what led to his rescue after three years in captivity in ...
09/06/2015 - Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe activist Itai Dzamara still missing after three months

The European Union's delegation to Zimbabwe on Tuesday hit out at the handling of the police investigation into the disappearance of Zimbabwean activist Itai Dzamara.
Nigeria marks one year since abduction of Chibok girls
14/04/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Nigeria marks one year since abduction of Chibok girls

It has been a year since more than 200 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in a late-night raid.
Sanaa residents watch Huthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi on television
27/02/2015 - France - Yemen

Yemen tribal leaders start mediation with French woman’s kidnappers

Tribal leaders in Yemen have started mediating between the kidnappers of a French aid worker and her translator and local leaders of Shia Huthi militias.
Isabelle Prime's place of work in Sanaa.
25/02/2015 - France - Yemen

France trying to contact French woman’s Yemeni kidnappers

The French government is trying to contact the kidnappers of Isabelle Prime, the French woman kidnapped in Yemen on Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday.
Houthi fighters stand outside a state security court in Sanaa on 22 February 2015.
24/02/2015 - FRANCE - YEMEN

French woman kidnapped in Yemen

A French woman consultant working for a World Bank funded project contracted by the Social Welfare Fund of Yemen was kidnapped in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, the French Foreign ministry said on ...
Hervé Gourdel.
25/01/2015 - France - Algeria

Body of slain French tourist Hervé Gourdel to return home

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.

French humanitarian worker Claudia Priest.
25/01/2015 - France - Central African Republic

Freed aid worker in the CAR to return to France

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.