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By IndepthAfrica
In Sports
Jun 6th, 2012
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Novak Djokovic has survived his biggest challenge of the French Open so far by beating home crowd favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 5-7 5-7 7-6 at Roland Garros. Djokovic proved his world number one status in the opening set of the clash by storming to a 6-1 lead in just over 20 minutes with little ch...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Dec 8th, 2011
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Rabat – Al-Qaeda’s north African wing said on Thursday it was behind the kidnapping of two “French spies” and three other Europeans in Mali last month, in statement whose authenticity could not be verified. In the statement sent to AFP in Rabat, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb ...
By benim
In Mali
Nov 29th, 2011
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Dakar – The kidnapping of several Europeans adds to Mali’s problems, already grappling with fallout from the Libya crisis after the demise of Muammar Gaddafi, a UN official said here on Monday. “The recent hostage-taking highlights the fact that the situation can only get worse when...
By benim
In Mali
Nov 26th, 2011
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Hombori – A group of tourists was evacuated from the ancient tourist city of Timbuktu in northern Mali Saturday, an airport source said, after the kidnapping of four Europeans, one of whom was killed. The group of around 10 tourists was flown to Mopti, south of Timbuktu, in an aeroplane provide...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 2nd, 2011
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Nairobi – Kenya has sent mediators to Somalia to negotiate the release of a disabled Frenchwoman abducted on Saturday from her beach front resort home, a security official said. Kenya has “already sent envoys to Somalia to establish contact with the abductors,” the official, who ask...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Aug 22nd, 2011
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An Ivory Coast official says authorities have freed three French nationals who were arrested over the weekend. Military spokesman Lt. Jean-Marc Tago refused to elaborate Monday on the circumstances of their arrest. A diplomat who asked not to be named because she is not authorized to speak to journal...
By benim
In Mali
Jan 23rd, 2011
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Bamako – Seven hostages, including five French nationals, held by an al-Qaeda regional offshoot have been scattered and are no longer in Mali, a Malian source close to the case said on Sunday. “The seven hostages have been scattered and are no longer on Malian territory. We are sure of th...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Jan 14th, 2011
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errorist organization Al Qaeda on Thursday claimed a role in the kidnapping of two Frenchmen in Niger this weekend that led to the mens’ death as French troops tried to free them. Al Qaeda made the announcement via an audio recording passed on to the al-Jazeera broadcaster on Thursday. The reco...
By benim
In News
Jan 13th, 2011
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Nine people — four alleged kidnappers, three Niger police and two hostages — were killed in a failed French rescue bid in the Mali desert, a senior French prosecutor said Thursday. An investigation has been launched to clear up several mysteries left behind after Saturday’s special ...
By benim
In News
Jan 9th, 2011
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The kidnappers of two Frenchmen killed in Niger on Saturday were probably members of al Qaeda’s North African wing, French Armed Forces spokesman Thierry Burkhard said on Sunday. The two men were found dead, apparently killed by their kidnappers, after French special forces took part in an unsu...