Africa French hostage crisis: Islamic State finds extremist partners in Africa

An obscure Algerian extremist group that abducted a French alpine guide has threatened to kill him. The group broke from Al Qaeda earlier this year and vowed allegiance to the self-declared Islamic State.

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Africa may be a different continent. But the videotape released Monday is familiar: Hooded jihadists parade a Western hostage who faces death in retaliation for his country‚Äôs fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.