Muslims in Nigeria beg Boko Haram to free kidnapped girls

2016-09-27 15:33

The Muslim community in Nigeria's Osun State has appealed to Boko Haram insurgents to release the over 200 missing Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted in 2014, a report says.

Libyan official says 3 North Koreans freed from ISIS

2016-09-20 22:00

A Libyan official says three North Koreans kidnapped by the Islamic State group near the city of Sirte have been freed

Nigeria admits failed Chibok girls swap deals

2016-09-17 11:08

Nigeria opened negotiations with Boko Haram over the release of the kidnapped Chibok girls last year, but the talks were derailed due to a split in the extremist group, a minister says.

Nigeria arrests alleged kingpin behind kidnap of Australians

2016-09-05 16:08

Nigeria’s secret service says it has arrested a man allegedly behind the abduction of seven contractors in the restive oil-rich south following a spate of hostage-for-ransom crimes.

Family vows to continue searching for missing Zim activist

2016-09-02 09:12

Close to 18 months since Zimbabwean pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara disappeared, his family has said that they would continue searching for him "for as long as it would take to find him".

Zim activist's disappearance 'sends chilling message to Mugabe critics'

2016-08-30 11:49

The continued failure by Zimbabwean authorities to account for the whereabouts of pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara is a worrying sign for democracy in the country, Amnesty International has said.

Zephany Nurse kidnapper gets 10 years

2016-08-15 10:20

The Cape Town woman convicted of kidnapping baby Zephany Nurse, while her mother slept, just days after giving birth, has been sentenced to ten years behind bars.

State wants 15 year sentence for Zephany Nurse kidnapper

2016-08-11 14:37

The State has submitted that the woman accused of kidnapping baby Zephany Nurse almost two decades ago face a sentence of 15 years, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

LRA rebels in CAR kidnap 344 people in six months

2016-07-21 16:18

Rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army have kidnapped a record 344 civilians in the Central African Republic in the first half of 2016, according to two specialised NGOs.

Qaeda fighters kidnap US-backed rebel chief in Syria

2016-07-03 20:37

US-backed rebels have accused al-Qaeda-linked jihadists of storming their headquarters in northwestern Syria and kidnapping their commander and dozens of other fighters.


Rwanda opposition activist freed after 'kidnapping'

2016-09-22 15:53

The party of a jailed Rwandan opposition leader says one of its activists has been released after his "kidnapping" three days earlier.

Police rescue 15 kidnapped Nigerian oil workers

2016-09-19 07:57

Police have rescued 14 kidnapped Nigerian oil workers and their driver after a gun battle that wounded several of their abductors in the oil-rich Niger Delta, a spokesperson says.

DRC-based militia seizes 10 truckers from Tanzania, Kenya

2016-09-15 20:08

Tanzania's government and a transport group say an armed group operating in eastern DRC has seized six Tanzanian and four Kenyan truck drivers and is seeking ransom.

At least 15 workers kidnapped in Nigeria's oil hub

2016-09-03 13:30

Gunmen have kidnapped at least 15 oil workers on a road near Nigeria's oil hub of Port Harcourt, police said on Saturday, in the latest unrest in the restive region.

Boko Haram 'set to return Chibok girls, ready for peace'

2016-08-31 13:59

Boko Haram militants are reportedly believed to be ready for talks with the Nigerian government, a development that could lead to the freedom of the kidnapped Chibok girls.

Abducted Australian aid worker freed in Afghanistan

2016-08-29 16:48

Afghan special forces have rescued a kidnapped Australian aid worker, four months after she had been taken at gunpoint in the country's volatile east.

Four arrested for kidnapping in Pretoria

2016-08-11 21:56

Police have rescued a kidnapped Pretoria woman and arrested the four alleged perpetrators.

I always knew she would come back - Zephany's biological dad

2016-08-01 21:13

When Celeste Nurse gave birth to her second daughter, she tied a string around her arm to help her identify her baby out of fear that she too would be snatched, she has told the Western Cape High Court.

Kidnapped Sierra Leone diplomat 'alive and well'

2016-07-04 19:01

A senior Sierra Leonean diplomat kidnapped in Nigeria last week is alive and in good health, officials in Freetown say.

$40m ransom wanted for Sierra Leone diplomat kidnapped in Nigeria

2016-07-01 21:41

Kidnappers in northwest Nigeria have seized a diplomat from Sierra Leone and are demanding a $40m, that country's information minister and Nigerian workers at the embassy say.

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