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“A day we will never forget”

On March 13, 2016, a terrorist attack left more than twenty dead in the seaside resort of Grand-Bassam in Côte d'Ivoire, located about forty kilometers from Abidjan. Armed men appeared on the beach and shot at holidaymakers. If life is resumed in Bassam, this attack strongly marked the city, its inhabitants and the tourism sector. From our special envoys to…

Aqmi appoints new leader to succeed Abdelmalek Droukdel

According to several specialized websites, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has appointed one of its leaders as its head to replace Abdelmalek Droukdel, who was killed in June last year, during a French military operation in northern Mali. The new leader is named Abou Oubéïda Youssef. He is an influential member of AQIM. Our Bamakoa correspondent watched the video announcing the appointment of…

In Mali, relief after the release of Soumaïla Cissé

Several hostages in the hands of jihadists were released on Thursday. Among them the leader of the Malian opposition. Soumaïla Cissé was kidnapped in March 2020 in the north of the country while fighting for the legislative election. And that is the relief in Mali after his release. as reported from Bamako For Soumaïla Cissé, it's a first day of freedom. The leader of the Malian opposition has returned home since Wednesday night after more than six months in captivity. "Physically, I have no problem. I feel good.…

the former hostages back in France

The plane with ex-hostages Sophie Pétronin has just landed at Villacoublay airport near Paris. The flight had started a few hours earlier from Bamako, Mali. Franco-Suisse spent almost four years in captivity in the Sahel. She was greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron. With our special envoys to Villacoublay, Marine from…

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