Malian who helped hostages at Jewish shop to get French nationality

 A Malian described as a "hero" after he helped hostages at a Jewish supermarket to hide during last week`s Paris attacks will be awarded French nationality Tuesday, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 15, 2015, 21:01 PM IST

Paris: A Malian described as a "hero" after he helped hostages at a Jewish supermarket to hide during last week`s Paris attacks will be awarded French nationality Tuesday, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

Lassana Bathily, who has lived in France since 2006, had applied in July last year for French nationality, and Cazeneuve, praising his "bravery", said in a statement he would be given it at a ceremony on Tuesday.