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Jihadists free French and American hostages in Niger

French journalist Olivier Dubois, 48, who was kidnapped in northern Mali by jihadists in April 2021, and American aid worker Jeffery Woodke, 62, who was abducted in Niger in October 2016, were both released on Monday, when they appeared at a press conference in Niger's capital, Niamey.

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Two hostages — one American, one French — held by jihadist groups in West Africa have been freed in a deal for which Washington and Paris expressed gratitude to Niger, reports The Times.

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