Two French radio journalists snatched, murdered in Mali

Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont of the French radio station RFI were kidnapped in the northern Mali town of Kidal after they interviewed Ambeiri Ag Rhissa, a local official of the MNLA ethnic Tuareg separatist group. Their bodies were found outside the town. It was their second assignment in Kidal after covering the first round of Mali’s presidential election. President Francois Holland called the murders despicable.

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