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WHO personnel kidnapped in Mali

Unknown assailants in eastern Mali have kidnapped a humanitarian worker who is with the World Health Organization.

The victim, Mahamadou Diawara, a doctor was abducted on January 23 in the district of Menaka.

In a tweet on Tuesday, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the Organisation was working with local authorities to secure the release of Dr Diawara.

Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu; Editing by Daniel Adejo