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Canada Mali: Dr. Keb and his escorts were released

16:03  16 november  2021
16:03  16 november  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Capture d'écran du rappeur DR Keb dans un de ses clips. (Illustration) © Screenshot Screenshot of the Rapper Dr. Keb in one of his clips. (Illustration)

DR KEB is free. This Malian artist, singer and rapper, had been kidnapped on July 29th near Timbuktu with two members of his team while touring in the area. This liberation is obviously a huge relief.

While one of the hostages had already been secretly released, the other two, of which Dr. Keb, were finally released in turn Monday, November 15 at the end of the day. They were detained by a Jihadist group related to Aqmi. Amadou Kébé and Alfoussieney Toure, alias Dr. Keb and Dr. Arouss, arrived in Timbuktu Monday night around 18h, just before dusk. The two ex-hostages were then brought to the military camp of the city where they suffered first medical tests and where they spent the night before flying for Bamako on Tuesday morning.

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These are their loved ones who have announced the good news that has been confirmed at RFI by local and governmental authorities. No official communiqué has been published at this stage. "We can not express the joy and relief we have today. Hold yourself good: the mother (from Dr. Keb) spent yesterday the evening to dance and cry! It was dance steps sketched by the loved ones who found themselves at the family of Kébé (Amadou Kebé is the real name of Dr. Keb, NDLR), who kissed and who cried with joy, simply ", testifies Amadou Moboguiri Togo, a member of the artist's label, a friend of Dr. Keb and spokesperson for the crisis cell created by his loved ones.

Ousmane Coulibaly, alias Dr Bacozy, removed with them three and a half months ago, had already been released in early September. The information had been retained not to harm the continuation of the negotiations that were carried out by the Crisis Staff put in place by the relatives of the artist, with the support of the Malian state.

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"The manner by which he could be free was to escape by singing"

the three men were in the hands of a group of fighters affiliated with the Katiba Macina and therefore at the JNIM, the group of Support for Islam and Muslims of Iyad Ag Ghaly, linked to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. And after several months in the hands of his captors, Dr. KEB is already considering the future: "The last time we spoke on the phone, before this liberation, he told me to prepare the studio, that he would come back and that He had sounds in relation to his captivity.

Does he record written texts during his detention? "Who knows Keb obviously knows that he will do it. If today it is finally free, it certainly goes, through what he knows how to do better, that is to say the music, convey all the condition of his detention. On the spot there, the way he could be free was to escape singing. Keb, during his detention, spent his time singing and trying to memorize some texts, "says Moboguiri Togo.

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