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Kidnappers threaten to kill French aid workers if Paris refuses to negotiate


December 10, 2009 (PARIS) — An armed group from the restive region of Darfur said today they would give France one week adding they will kill one of the three French aid workers if Paris did not agree to negotiate with them.

The head of Freedom Eagles of Africa, Abu Mohamed Rizeigi, told the AFP on Thursday November 26, they are targeting French aid workers to force French government to change its policy in the region.

"We met today and decided that if France did not agree within a week to negotiate with us, we will kill one of the hostages in our custody," Rizeigi told the Afence Francve Press today.

He further said that all the "hostages are in good health, and they are all in Chad."

In statements to Al-Shrouq TV, the leader of the group slammed France for its support to the Chadian President Idriss Deby and for giving asylum to the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement leader Abdel Wahid Al-Nur.

He further warned they would attack the French diplomat and troops based in Chad.

On October 22, A French aid worker of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Gauthier Lefevre was abducted near El-Geneina the capital of western Darfur state. While, the two other aid workers were kidnapped in a separate attack in north-east of Central African Republic on November 22.

The group had already asked the ICRC to a ransom but the Red Cross refused it. Observers believe that they also want to force the French authorities to pay them money for the release of the hostage.


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  • 11 December 2009 03:44, by David_N

    If it is the Janjaweed, then you would say it’s from Khartoum, but it isn’t!

    This group called "Freedom Eagles of Africa" are not from North Sudan.

    They are the Chadian Rebels operated from Niger Group.

    • 11 December 2009 05:56, by junub


      A Freedom Eagles of What???? Is there technical mistake to write Chad as Africa or that what they really said. They seem to be bunch of lunatic if they are lumping the entire continent. Why not just steal from the SPLM/A to CPLM/A than to stupidly named their moment a Freedom Eagles of Africa. With such a name which even included me in their ones to confronted, they are finish and their future will be like the Lord Resistance Army of Uganda. This is the terrorist group which need to be conquered by all before they terrorize the entire Africa.

  • 11 December 2009 04:32, by black-hope

    This is warning to French aid workers who are influence by Al-Bashier to mistreated our Darfurians like their master Bashier. Wow wow wow....no room for you...you are here to keep peace and give aid not to create laws and judge people.

    • 11 December 2009 13:08, by DASODIKO

      The Janjaweeds are upset because their master the Janjweed Commander in Chief Homar AlBashir is threatened by France and Egypt that he would be arrested if he attended the Franc-Phone meetings in Cairo next coming weeks.

      If you harm those innocnet French citizens French will fuck you all including your Two fathers Taha and Bashir, they are not like Americans where you kill their Deplomats GrandField and did nothing instead they gave incentives and cookies to the regime in Khartoum

  • 11 December 2009 14:00, by Time1

    Sudan NCP regime has to be held accountable if any aid workers or peacekeepers are killed , otherwise they will continue to violate international obligations. They send armed men to kidnap workers and shoot peacekeepers, all inorder to spread fear and stop international community from doing their work in Darfur.

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