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Hollande holds crisis talks on Mali killings

President Francois Hollande on Sunday opened an emergency meeting on the shock abduction and killing of two French radio journalists by armed men in northern Mali. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Justice Minister Christiane Taubira began the crisis talks with Hollande at 0830 GMT to try to shed light on the double murder. Radio France Internationale (RFI) reporters Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were abducted by unknown assailants on Saturday in the northern city of Kidal.

UN condemns slaying of French journalists in Mali

The United Nations Security Council has "strongly condemned" the kidnapping and slaying of two French radio journalists in Mali's troubled northeast. The journalists -- Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon of Radio France International (RFI) -- were found dead after being kidnapped by armed men in the northern city of Kidal. The two had travelled there on Saturday to interview a spokesman for the Tuareg separatist group the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), and were abducted outside his home, according to their employer.

Two French journalists killed after Mali kidnapping

Two French radio journalists were found dead after being kidnapped by armed men in north Mali in what President Francois Hollande called a "despicable" act as he ordered an emergency ministers meeting for Sunday. Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon of Radio France International (RFI) had travelled Saturday to the northern city of Kidal to interview a spokesman for the Tuareg separatist group the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), and were abducted outside his home, according to their employer.

Niger detains scores of migrants after desert tragedy

Niger has rounded up close to 150 migrants crossing the Sahara to Algeria in the past two days, in a crackdown on illegal migration after 92 people died of thirst trying to make the same desert journey. The grisly discovery Wednesday of the bodies of mostly women and children left stranded in the harsh Sahara desert after their trucks broke down, has prompted Niamey to clamp down on migrant trafficking networks.

Two French journalists found dead after Mali kidnapping

Two journalists with Radio France Internationale (RFI) were found dead on Saturday after being kidnapped by armed men in Mali's troubled northeast, government and security sources said. Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were on their way to interview a spokesman for the Tuareg separatist group the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) in the rebel stronghold of Kidal when they were abducted outside his home.

Two French journalists found dead after Mali kidnapping

Two journalists with Radio France Internationale (RFI) were found dead on Saturday after being kidnapped by armed men in Mali's troubled northeast, government and security sources said. Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were on their way to interview a spokesman for the Tuareg separatist group the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) in the rebel stronghold of Kidal when they were abducted outside his home.

Two French journalists abducted, killed in northern Mali

By Adama Diarra and John Irish BAMAKO/PARIS (Reuters) - Two French radio journalists were killed by gunmen in northern Mali on Saturday shortly after being abducted in the town of Kidal, French and Malian officials said. The French government confirmed that 58-year old Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont, 51, both journalists at RFI radio, had been found dead. "The French president ... expresses his indignation over this heinous act," Francois Hollande's office said in a statement.

Niger arrests 150 migrants in crackdown after Sahara deaths

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger arrested about 150 people trying to cross its border into Algeria on Friday in a crackdown on networks ferrying migrants across the Sahara following the death of 92 people in a failed desert crossing last month. The migrants, including 18 Nigerians, were arrested while travelling in a convoy of five vehicles, rescue worker Almoustapha Alhacena and a security official, who asked not to be identified, said on Saturday.

Two French journalists found dead after being kidnapped in Mali

Two journalists with Radio France Internationale (RFI) were found dead on Saturday after being kidnapped by armed men while working in Mali's far northeast, government and security sources said. Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were on their way to interview a spokesman for the Tuareg rebel group the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) in the rebel stronghold of Kidal when they were abducted outside his home, RFI said.

Two French journalists found dead after being kidnapped in Mali

Two journalists with Radio France Internationale (RFI) were found dead on Saturday after being kidnapped by armed men while working in Mali's far northeast, government and security sources said. Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were on their way to interview a spokesman for the Tuareg rebel group the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) in the rebel stronghold of Kidal when they were abducted outside his home, RFI said.
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