Publishedduration25 minutes agoshareSharenocloseShare pagelinkCopy linkAbout sharingimage copyrightAFPimage captionDiary Sow is a student at the prestigious Louis-Le-Grand high school

An investigation has been opened in France after the disappearance of a talented Senegalese student who was studying at a prestigious Paris school.

Diary Sow did not return to school after the Christmas holidays, causing concern in Senegal and France.

Described as "the best student in Senegal", Ms Sow won several national academic prizes and published her first novel last year.

Aged 20, she has not been seen since 4 January.