French Journalists Kidnapped and Killed in Mali [Photo]
Two journalists with Radio France Internationale (RFI) were found dead on Saturday after being kidnapped by armed men while working in Mali, a landlocked country located in West Africa. Ghislaine Dupont, 51, and Claude Verlon, 58, were on their way to interview Ambery Ag Rhissa, 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. According to Ag Rhissa, he “heard a suspicious noise” of gun butts hitting the reporters’ car as they arrived and saw the kidnappers put the journalists into a beige 4X4 when he half opened his door. French President Francois Hollande has called a meeting of his ministers for Sunday.