Olivier Dubois was released on Monday March 20.
The French journalist had been held hostage by the jihadist group Jnim (according to the acronym in Arabic for the Support Group for Islam and Muslims), affiliated with Al-Qaeda, since April 8, 2021. He was kidnapped in Gao while he had offered
an interview with Abdallah Ag Albakaye, which was ultimately deemed too dangerous by its editorial staff.
A specialist in the Sahel, he was correspondent in Mali for
In recent days, as the two years of his captivity approach, the committees appealing for his release have stepped up demonstrations of support.
On Saturday, employees of
Reporters Without Borders
organized a race in tribute to Olivier Dubois for the 16th edition of Ecotrail in Île-de-France.