Partner of French journalist Olivier Dubois held hostage in Mali calls for help

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Partner of French journalist Olivier Dubois held hostage in Mali calls for help” – below is their description.

    The 46-year-old freelancer Olivier #Dubois had disappeared on April 8 in the northern #Malian town of #Gao, where he had travelled to interview an #al-Qaeda-linked jihadist commander. Olivier Dubois appeared on May in a video appealing to authorities to do everything they can to free him from the #JNIM (al Qaeda North Africa) holding him. His #family calls for #help too.

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