French priest kidnapped in northern Cameroon   2013-11-14 21:50:17            

YAOUNDE, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- A French priest was kidnapped between Wednesday night and Thursday morning by unknown individuals in northern Cameroon near the Nigerian border, local sources have said.

The priest, commonly known as Father Georges, was kidnapped from the Nguetchewe parish. Eyewitnesses said he might have been taken to Nigeria.

On Feb. 19, seven French tourists were kidnapped in the area of Dabanga in northern Cameroon near the border with Nigeria.

The French authorities identified the kidnappers as members of the Nigerian militant sect of Boko Haram, which on Wednesday was put on the black list of terrorist groups by the U. S. government

Two months after the abductions, the seven French hostages were safely handed over to the Cameroonian authorities.


Mali's FDR raps gov't for "inaction" after 2 French journalists murdered

BAMAKO, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- Following Saturday's assassination of two French journalists working for Radio France International (RFI) in Mali's northern town of Kidal, the West African country's political movement FDR accused the government of "inaction" in the face of rising terrorist threats.

In a press statement released on Saturday, the Front for Democracy and the Republic (FDR) said it had learnt with sadness about the murder of RFI's two special correspondents to Mali, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon. Full story

【Video】2 French journalists killed in Mali

BEIJING, Nov. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- French and Malian officials say two French journalists have been killed in Mali’s northern town of Kidal.

Kidal was the birthplace of a Tuareg rebellion last year that plunged Mali into chaos. The French Foreign Ministry says Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont were working for Radio France International, when they were abducted by gunmen. Their bodies were later found riddled with bullets outside the town. The French Foreign Ministry says it will work with local authorities to establish the circumstances of the deaths. Several Kidal officials say the journalists were abducted after an interview at the house of Ambeiry Ag Rhissa, a local official from the MNLA Tuareg separatist group. Full story


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