French journalist kidnapped by jihadists in Mali

French freelance journalist Olivier Dubois, who disappeared in the northern Mali town of Gao on April 8th, appeared in a video on Wednesday appealing for the authorities to secure his release from captivity at the hands of an al-Qaida-linked jihadist group. 

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The head of Paris-based NGO Reporters Without Borders confirmed on Wednesday that French journalist Olivier Dubois was kidnapped on April 8th while working in Mali’s northern city of Gao, reports FRANCE 24.