Analysis: Petronin release a victory for Macron, and jihadists

About This Source - FRANCE 24 English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from France 24. France 24 is a French state-owned international news television network based in Paris.

Recent from FRANCE 24 English:

  • Bolsonaro tells Brazilians to ‘stop whining’ after record Covid-19 deaths
  • Thousands evacuated after powerful earthquake strikes off New Zealand
  • US tightens trade restrictions against Myanmar after bloody protest crackdown
  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Analysis: Petronin release a victory for Macron, and jihadists” – below is their description.

    Sophie Pétronin, an elderly aid worker who was the last French hostage in the world, was released on Thursday after being held captive by jihadists in Mali for nearly four years. As FRANCE 24’s international affairs editor Philip Turle explains, the release can be seen as a victory for French President Emmanuel Macron, but also for the 200 jihadists freed as part of her exchange.

    FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Emmanuel Macron

    Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017. In the legislative elections a month later, Macron’s party, renamed “La République En Marche!” (LREM), secured a majority in the National Assembly. At the age of 39, Macron became the youngest president in French history.

    Books #Ad

    4 Recent Items: Emmanuel Macron

  • “A welcome step”: Macron’s recognition of the assassination of Algerian activist Ali Boumendjel
  • Macron admits French forces ‘tortured and murdered’ Algerian freedom fighter
  • Iran President Tells Macron No Renegotiating Nuclear Deal
  • Passport to normality? EU leaders plot path out of pandemic
  • In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • Bolsonaro tells Brazilians to ‘stop whining’ after record Covid-19 deaths
  • Thousands evacuated after powerful earthquake strikes off New Zealand
  • US tightens trade restrictions against Myanmar after bloody protest crackdown
  • Algerian protesters mark two year anniversary of Hirak rallies
  • UN alleges war crimes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
  • Moroccan woman urged to speak out about abuse
  • In This Story: Mali

    Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres. The population of Mali is 19.1 million. 67% of its population was estimated to be under the age of 25 in 2017. Its capital is Bamako.

    2 Recent Items: Mali

  • Niger Voters Pick New President in Historic Runoff Election
  • Munich Security Conference, Climate, Human Rights Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (19 Feb)
  • Leave a Comment