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WESTERN COUPLE ABDUCTED IN BURKINA IN 2018 FOUND ALIVE IN MALI

A Canadian woman and her Italian partner kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 have been found alive in the northwest of Mali by UN peacekeepers, diplomatic and UN sources said on Saturday.

The couples both in their 30s had been taken hostage in Burkina territory in 2018.

A security official told AFP that they were to be handed over to Mali authorities in the presence of diplomatic staff from their respective countries.

The two identified as Edith Blais from Quebec and Luca Tacchetto from Venice disappeared in mid-December 2018 while travelling through the west African country.