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.

Desperate search for hijacked baby Siwaphiwe continues

2017-03-11 15:22

A distraught Durban family was on Saturday afternoon still waiting anxiously for news of the safe return of their one-month-old baby.

German archaeologists kidnap: No ransom demanded yet

2017-02-23 16:01

Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted two German archaeologists in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna.

Family ‘losing hope’ since boy's disappearance

2017-01-27 08:03

The family of a special needs child who went missing over a month ago in KwaZulu-Natal are losing hope of ever finding him.

Cape Town woman arrested for abduction of 8-month-old baby

2017-01-13 19:42

A Cape Town woman has been arrested for allegedly abducting an eight-month-old baby in Kraaifontein, Western Cape police say.

Chibok girls couldn't go home for Xmas

2016-12-28 09:03

Kidnapped girls freed from more than two years of captivity by Boko Haram Islamic extremists were prevented by Nigerian officials from spending Christmas at home with their families, relatives and a lawyer say.

Chibok girl recalls 'miracle' release by Boko Haram

2016-12-26 11:00

When Boko Haram fighters decided to release some of the 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped two-and-a-half years ago in northeast Nigeria, Asabe Goni did not think that she would be among the girls allowed to go home.


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.

Hijacked baby Siwaphiwe still not found

2017-03-11 19:40

Police have said the one-month-old baby Siwaphiwe, who was taken in a car-jacking at a local shopping centre on Friday, has still not been found.

Nigerian kidnappers demand $200 000 for German hostages

2017-02-24 13:11

A worker at a Nigerian excavation site says kidnappers are demanding a ransom of $200 000 for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week from a remote northern village.

Kidnapped Khutsong children found

2017-02-19 22:21

Fifteen children who were allegedly kidnapped by their soccer coach in Khutsong have been found, a police spokesperson said on Sunday.

'Momma' charged with stealing teenage daughter

2017-01-14 20:13

Neighbours knew them as a church-going mother and her polite teenage daughter in the American state of South Carolina before police swarmed their home.

Search 'still on' for missing Chibok girls, says Nigerian army

2016-12-29 11:00

After the Nigerian army claimed victory over Boko Haram in the armed group's forest stronghold, a commander at the forefront of the battle says the search is still on for the missing Chibok girls.

Search for French aid worker kidnapped in Mali

2016-12-26 14:58

A Frenchwoman who runs an organisation for malnourished children has been kidnapped in Mali's restive north, France's foreign ministry has confirmed, as French troops joined in the search for the aid worker.

Franco-Swiss woman kidnapped in Mali - officials

2016-12-25 11:00

A woman with French and Swiss nationality has been kidnapped in Gao, the biggest city in Mali's restive north, officials say.

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