Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital News


Seven hostages seen alive in Mali

BAMAKO, Sep 27 – A Malian source close to negotiations with Al-Qaeda linked militants who kidnapped seven foreigners, said Sunday he had seen the hostages, who where all alive and able to stand.

"I have seen the hostages, they are all alive. They are even all able to stand up," said the source on condition of anonymity.

"Maximum discretion is needed. We are giving this information to reassure the families, but don\’t ask us any more," he said, without giving any further detail.

The five French nationals, a Togolese and a Madagascan were kidnepped by an Al-Qaeda gang in a September 16 raid on a uranium mining town in Niger and are being held in the mountains of northern Mali, President Nicolas Sarkozy\’s office said Sunday.

Paris maintains it has every reason to believe the hostages are alive and is seeking talks with the kidnappers, who have yet to convey their demands.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You May Also Like


Mwitiki became famous during the January 15-16 DusitD2 attack, after his picture and that of Starehe politician Steve Mbogo holding sophisticated firearms went viral.

Corona Virus

NAIROBI, Kenya Mar 11 – China has now come out to help nations affected by coronavirus, after managing the crisis at home. On Wednesday,...

Capital Health

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Mar 29 – Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how...

Capital Health

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 13 – Kenya has confirmed the first case of coronavirus which the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic on...