Africa Weekly: Mali insurgents free hostages | AFP

Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cisse and French and Italian hostages have been freed by jihadist insurgents in Mali after they were kidnapped and held captive — for as long as four years in the case of French aid worker Sophie Petronin. A Kenyan court found two men guilty for their part in aiding Al-Shabaab gunmen who attacked the Westgate mall in Nairobi in 2013 and athletes Joshua Cheptegei and Letesenbet Gidey both smash track records in Valencia, wearing Nike’s controversial Vaporfly shoes.

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Cheptegei, Gidey star in Valencia’s night of broken records | AFP

Joshua Cheptegei smashes the 10,000m track world record and Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey sets a new mark for the women’s 5,000m on a heady night of athletics in Valencia on Wednesday.

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