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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.

Bangui archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, a key player in the release of Claudia Priest.
24/01/2015 - France - Central African Republic

French aid worker released in Central African Republic

French aid worker Claudia Priest has been released after being kidnapped on Monday in the Central African Republic, France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday.

My Watch by Olesegun Obasanjo
14/12/2014 - Interview: Former Nigerian president Olesegun Obasanjo

Exclusive: Obasanjo lays into Jonathan as autobiography faces Nigeria libel ban

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo slammed a Nigerian politician who has held up publication of his autobiography by suing him for libel in an exclusive interview with RFI.
Released hostage Serge Lazarevic on arrival at Villacoublay airport near Paris
14/12/2014 - France - Mali

French former hostage Lazarevic denies being spy, believes freed for ransom

Former hostage Serge Lazarevic has denied being a mercenary and said he was tortured while a prisoner of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) in northern Mali.
Serge Lazarevic (L) is greeted by French President François Hollande on his return to France this week
13/12/2014 - France - Mali

Mali confirms Al-Qaeda prisoners exchanged for French hostage Lazarevic

Mali admitted on Friday that Al-Qaeda prisoners were freed in exchange for French hostage Serge Lazarevic, confirming reports on RFI earlier in the week.
Serge Lazarevic (L) with French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (C) with his daughter Diane (L) and French President François Hollande at Villacoublay airport
11/12/2014 - France - Mali - Niger

Mali prison officers threaten strike over Lazarevic prisoner exchange

Prison officers in Mali are threatening to strike over the release of prisoners in exchange for French hostage Serge Lazarevic.
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