'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.

Cops arrest nanny for kidnapping of 14-month-old toddler

2016-10-28 14:33

The nanny of a 14-month-old toddler who was kidnapped during a house robbery in Soweto earlier this week is suspected of being involved in the crime, police have revealed.

'I feel empty and torn inside' - mom of kidnapped toddler

2016-10-27 10:41

A Johannesburg mother says she has been left feeling torn apart since her toddler was abducted during a house robbery.

Baby boy kidnapped during house robbery in Soweto

2016-10-26 13:57

A 14-month-old baby boy has been abducted during a house robbery in Soweto, Gauteng police say.

Tears, relief as Somali pirate hostages land in Kenya

2016-10-24 08:43

A group of 26 hostages freed from nearly five years in the hands of Somali pirates has touched down in Kenya, with both tears and smiles marking the end of their ordeal.

Chibok leader: Over 100 girls unwilling to leave Boko Haram

2016-10-18 16:07

Nigeria's government is negotiating the release of another 83 of the Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction two and a half ago, but more than 100 others appear unwilling to leave their Boko Haram captors, a community leader says.

The families of the rescued 21 Chibok girls have been reunited with their daughters during a church service held in Abuja, Nigeria.

The families of the rescued 21 Chibok girls have been reunited with their daughters during a church service held in Abuja, Nigeria.

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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.

3 UN workers abducted in Darfur - Sudan official

2016-11-28 16:01

Armed men have abducted three UN refugee agency staffers, including two foreigners, from Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region, a local government official says.

Kidnapped toddler found unharmed

2016-10-28 14:14

A toddler who was abducted during a house robbery in Soweto has been found unharmed.

Kidnapped French luxury hotel owner found safe

2016-10-26 16:33

A French luxury hotel owner who was brazenly snatched in a busy part of the Riviera resort of Nice two days ago, has been found safe, police say.

Elderly French luxury hotel owner kidnapped

2016-10-25 17:50

French investigators are searching for clues into the abduction of a 76-year-old luxury hotel owner a day after she was snatched near her Riviera home.

Niger town fears for abducted US aid worker 'Jeff'

2016-10-23 11:43

For people living in the small city of Abalak in central Niger, the abduction of a longtime US aid worker over a week ago has left them angry and anxious.

Doctor describes first sight of cousins kidnapped by Boko Haram

2016-10-18 12:06

A Nigerian doctor has reportedly described the moment when one of his cousins saw him at the official reunion ceremony for Chibok families in Abuja.

Boko Haram 'ready to negotiate release of 83 more Chibok girls'

2016-10-17 11:14

The Islamic State-allied faction of Boko Haram has reportedly expressed its willingness to negotiate the release of 83 more Chibok girls after freeing 21 of the more than 200 abductees last week.

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