Minister confirms kidnapping of French journalist in Mali

Olivier Dubois this month appeared in a video appealing to authorities to do everything they can to free him from the group holding him.

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French Foreign Affairs minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed on Sunday that a French journalist who disappeared last month in Mali’s northern city of Gao had probably been taken hostage by Islamist militants in West Africa’s arid Sahel region, reports Euronews.