The info not to be missed
Journalist Olivier Dubois, correspondent in Mali for Le Point and Liberation, announces in a video broadcast this Wednesday that he has been hostage of the Support Group for Islam and Muslims, affiliated with Al-Qaeda, since April 8.
Sitting on the ground, his legs crossed on a green canvas, in what appears to be a tent, he says to address his family, his friends and the French authorities "so that they do everything in their power. power to make me free ”.
#Mali there is no longer any doubt about the status of colleague Olivier Dubois.
In a 21-second video, he confirms that he has been hostage "in the hands of the #GSIM [# JNIM / # AQMI] since April 8 at #Gao".
He calls family, friends & authorities for help.
#France has a new hostage in #Sahel.
- Wassim Nasr (@SimNasr) May 5, 2021
There were no more French hostages in the world since the release in October 2020 of Sophie Pétronin, a septuagenarian kidnapped almost 4 years earlier, by armed men also in Gao, where she had lived and headed an organization for years. aid to children.
What to also remember
A mother of a family burned alive by her companion.
Tuesday afternoon, a 31-year-old woman, mother of three, died after being burned alive by her companion in Mérignac, Gironde. The man first shot the victim in the legs, before spraying him with gasoline, while she was alive. He then set her on fire. The 44-year-old was arrested shortly after the incident by the police.
Legalize cannabis to better regulate it?
This is what the deputies of a parliamentary mission recommend in a report published this Wednesday, at the antipodes of the fight against drugs defended by the government. “For fifty years prohibition has adopted an unattainable objective, without ever having the means to achieve its ambitions. Regulated legalization is the best way to regain control and protect the French, ”summarizes LREM MP Caroline Janvier.
Shocking images filmed in a pig slaughterhouse.
The animal rights association L214 broadcast on Tuesday evening images of brutalized and dying animals in a sow slaughterhouse in Briec, Finistère. They show in particular sows being pushed with kicks and electric stings, while they seem partly paralyzed, dragging themselves on the ground. In response, the prefecture of Finistère denounces in a press release “unacceptable practices with serious breaches of animal protection rules”.
PSG: after the defeat, the reflection.
For Kylian Mbappé, the elimination of PSG against Manchester City in the Champions League may further influence his decision whether or not to leave the club next season.
“I want to think about what I want to do in the next few years, where I want to be, that's the meaning of my thinking.
But we will soon have to make a choice, ”he had already declared last January.
The unexpected info
She thought she was pregnant with seven babies… and ended up giving birth to nine. A young Malian from Timbuktu gave birth to five girls and four boys on Tuesday in Morocco, where she was transferred for intensive monitoring of her pregnancy, announces the Malian government. She "gave birth, by caesarean section, to nine newborns instead of the seven announced by the results of ultrasounds made in Mali as in Morocco," said a statement. "So far the mother and the children are doing well," Malian Minister of Health Fanta Siby said yesterday.