Tag Archives: Mali

FRANCE: Macron Awards Citizenship To “Spiderman” Migrant Who Rescued Dangling Child From Ledge

Politico reports: French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that a Malian migrant would be given French citizenship after climbing a building to save a child’s life in Paris. Videos on social media show Mamoudou Gassama climbing four stories by pulling himself from balcony to balcony in order to rescue the 4-year-old, who had been left unattended, according to the BBC. …

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MALI: Gunmen Take 170 Hostages At Hotel

CNN reports: Security forces have begun a counter-assault on a Malian hotel where gunmen took more than 100 hostages Friday morning, French President Francois Hollande told reporters in Paris on Friday afternoon. The situation began around 7 a.m. at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital, Bamako, when two or three attackers stormed the hotel, firing guns and initially taking …

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