Last of 5 Catholic hostages freed in Mali
July 15, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: The five were abducted at gunpoint in June.
The West African nation of 19.6 million (map) is 89% Muslim, with 9% adhering to ethnic religions. The Mali War began in 2012; it pits Mali’s government (supported by France) against various Islamist groups.
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