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Uranium mining in Africa – vulnerable to terrorism

France has large economic interests in Africa.  One is the mining of uranium for nuclear power.  Recently several French in the industry were taken hostage in Niger.  A French hostage being held in Mali was killed last summer.

France Terror Warning, Fox News, October 18, 2010 by: Amy Kellogg French sources tell Fox News that the latest threat of a potential terrorist attack in Europe and particularly France is being taken seriously in Paris. They say Saudi intelligence don’t give these warnings lightly. They issued such a warning a few days ago…….France has large economic interests in Africa.  One is the mining of uranium for nuclear power.  Recently several French in the industry were taken hostage in Niger.  A French hostage being held in Mali was killed last summer.

And a British one in 2009 by Al Qaeda militants.  Recently Spain paid $10 million in ransom for two of its citizens taken hostage by Al Qaeda in the Maghreb and allegedly the release of an Al Qaeda leader from Mali.  That sparked a debate about the payment of ransom in effect likely bankrolling the Al Qaeda organization in Northern Africa.  But where ransom has not been paid, hostages have been killed in the past year or so……. France Terror Warning « Liveshots

October 19, 2010 - Posted by | general | , , ,

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