ARTICLES RELATING TO ABDUCTIONS

Baby snatched by father returned after 5 days

2017-05-23 14:00

An 8-month-old baby girl whose father had allegedly snatched her from her mother's car, has been returned after five days, police say.

Nigeria says freed girl not one of Chibok abductees

2017-05-18 15:00

Nigeria's government has retracted its announcement that another Chibok girl is free, saying she is not one of the 219 whose kidnapping three years ago caused global outrage.

Chibok girls to reunite with parents 'next week':Nigerian govt

2017-05-11 19:08

Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls who were released after being held for more than three years by Boko Haram will be reunited with their parents next week, according to Nigeria's minister for women.

Chibok girl refused to be part of release deal: Nigeria

2017-05-09 19:31

A schoolgirl who was among more than 200 kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 refused to be part of a release deal because she is now married to a militant fighter, Nigeria's government says.

UN welcomes Chibok girls' release, urges all be freed

2017-05-09 14:41

The United Nations has welcomed the release of 82 Nigerian schoolgirls in a prisoner swap after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity and urged others to be freed.

Freed 82 Chibok schoolgirls arrive in Nigeria's capital

2017-05-07 15:34

The 82 freed Chibok schoolgirls have arrived in Nigeria's capital to meet President Muhammadu Buhari, as anxious families awaited an official list of names and looked forward to reuniting three years after the mass abduction.

At least 82 Chibok girls released in Boko Haram prisoner swap: Nigeria

2017-05-07 07:25

At least 82 Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram have been freed in exchange for detained suspects with the extremist group, Nigeria's government has announced.

Abducted Somali journalist freed after torture

2017-04-03 17:30

A colleague says that a Somali journalist who was kidnapped over the weekend has been found tied up and alive in the agricultural town of Afgoye, 30km south of Mogadishu, the capital, after he was tortured and released by his captors.

Somali pirates demand ransom for oil tanker, EU force says

2017-03-15 06:18

Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European Union anti-piracy operation in the region says.

'Inconsistencies' in Baby Siwaphiwe kidnapping led to mom's arrest

2017-03-12 11:29

Conflicting details during police interviews about the alleged kidnapping of baby Siwaphiwe Mbambo are what eventually led to her mother and two others being arrested, police say.

 

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls to meet families after 3 years

2017-05-20 20:00

The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity are reuniting with their families for the first time, officials say.

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases

2017-05-11 22:01

A Nigerian minister says the government is negotiating "seriously" for the release of the more than 110 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls still held by Boko Haram extremists.

Parents of Chibok schoolgirls face wait to be reunited

2017-05-10 17:59

Eighty-two Nigerian schoolgirls who were released from Boko Haram captivity after more than three years face a wait to be reunited with their families, a town elder says.

Nigeria identifies 82 freed Chibok girls; parents await word

2017-05-09 18:44

Nigerian newspapers have published the names of 82 Chibok schoolgirls set free three years after being kidnapped by Islamic extremists, but they remained behind closed doors and their parents awaited word on whether they could see them

Search for Courtney Pieters continues

2017-05-09 11:19

The search for missing Elsie's River 3-year-old Courtney Pieters continues with a thorough inspection of all the rubbish bins being set out for bin day in the area.

Abducted Chibok schoolgirls: a timeline

2017-05-07 07:43

Here is a timeline of events since the Boko Haram jihadist group abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in the remote town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria in 2014.

Nigerian govt 'not doing enough to negotiate release of 195 Chibok girls'

2017-04-04 17:09

Nigeria's government and military are not doing enough to ensure the release of 195 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls held by Boko Haram Islamic extremists for nearly three years, the Bring Back Our Girls group says.

DRC disappearances raise alarm as political tensions grow

2017-03-19 11:16

Nearly a week after the Democratic Republic of Congo announced the kidnapping of two United Nations experts along with their translator and drivers, no trace of them has been found.

DNA test to determine dad of hijacked one-month-old girl

2017-03-13 13:20

A DNA test will be conducted to determine the paternity of the one-month-old baby girl abducted during a hijacking, the Durban Magistrate’s Court has heard.

Baby Siwaphiwe's mother arrested for kidnapping

2017-03-12 09:09

The mother of baby Siwaphiwe Mbambo is one of three people arrested for the baby’s kidnapping, police have confirmed.

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