Rabat - Ouadie Lahlou is the adjoint general director of Mali Development Bank, a BMCE subsidiary. He was also stuck in his first floor hotel room as the Radisson hotel siege was terrorising people below in Bamako, Mali.

Malian troops take position outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on Nov. 20. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)
Scheherazade Bloul –Scherry for short– is an an Australian based freelance journalist, portrait and street photographer.