Keyword: Kidal

Slow progress in probe into murder of French journalists in Mali

French judge visited Mali to investigate 2013 deaths of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon but could not visit Kidal, scene of the murders.

Was murder of two French journalists in Mali linked to unpaid ransoms?

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Image from a video in which AQMI claimed responsibility for taking the hostages in Niger. Image from a video in which AQMI claimed responsibility for taking the hostages in Niger.

In November 2013 two journalists from French public broadcaster RFI, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, were kidnapped and killed while on assignment in the north of Mali. The exact reasons why the pair were killed have never been clear. Now an investigation suggests the murders may have been a revenge attack after the jihadist kidnappers of four other French hostages had not received all the ransom reportedly paid to secure their release. Yann Philippin reports.

French forces say 24 extremists killed in Mali operation

The operation in the Kidal region, which cost the life of one French soldier, weakened terrorist networks in north of the country, says army.

Two French journalists killed in Mali

The bodies of the Radio France International reporters were found hours after they interviewed a local political leader in Kidal, northern Mali.

Storm halts French advance into last Mali stronghold

France says a sandstorm is preventing its forces from entering the town of Kidal in northern Mali in their offensive against Islamist militants.

Storm halts French advance into last Mali stronghold

France says a sandstorm is preventing its forces from entering the town of Kidal in northern Mali in their offensive against Islamist militants.