Nigerian army focus on area abducted girls believed held

2015-04-16 07:45

Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram are focusing on a north-eastern forest where officials believe more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago are being held, a spokesperson says.

Freed Dutch hostage awaited in Bamako

2015-04-07 14:03

A Dutch hostage freed after being held by al-Qaeda-linked extremists in Mali for more than three years is due to arrive in the capital Bamako, Dutch and Malian diplomatic sources say.

Baby swap parent wants to consult traditional healer

2015-03-24 11:05

One of the parents in the baby swap case wants to consult a psychologist and a traditional healer about the child he is raising.

Foreigners held for OR Tambo kidnappings

2015-03-21 18:38

Two men alleged to have kidnapped three Bangladeshi nationals from the OR Tambo International Airport have been arrested, Johannesburg metro police said on Saturday.

No news on over 200 abducted girls – Nigerian army

2015-03-18 09:49

The Nigerian military, battling insurgency in the northeast, has had no news of more than 200 girls abducted 11 months ago by Boko Haram Islamists, the army chief says.

Cop killed as gunmen abduct three Chinese in Nigeria

2015-03-14 20:05

Gunmen have abducted three Chinese workers after a shoot-out that left a police officer dead in central Nigeria.

Father reaches out to McCanns after reuniting with daughter

2015-03-11 14:01

The biological father of a girl found 17 years after she was kidnapped, says he tried to contact Madeleine McCann's parents, to urge them to never give up hope.

Agreement reached in baby snatching case

2015-03-06 19:15

The biological parents of a girl kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital 17 years ago have come to an agreement with the family that raised her, the Centre for Child Law has reported.

Accused baby kidnapper granted bail

2015-03-06 09:45

The woman accused of kidnapping a baby from Groote Schuur Hospital almost 18 years ago has been granted bail in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.

Search under way for abducted baby

2015-03-05 17:08

Limpopo police are looking for a woman who allegedly stole a 1-month-old baby boy from his grandmother at a shopping centre in Polokwane.


US, French forces help search for hostage taken in Burkina Faso

2015-04-08 12:11

The US and French military are assisting in the search for a Romanian mineworker kidnapped in Burkina Faso and believed to have been taken into Mali, Burkina Faso's security minister says.

ISIS releases Bangladeshi hostages in Libya oilfield attack

2015-03-25 08:13

Two Bangladeshi citizens, among a group of foreign workers taken hostage by ISIS in an attack on a Libyan oilfield, have been released, the foreign ministry says.

Tragedy for Cape Town family as teen’s body found on mountain

2015-03-24 11:04

A Cape Town father’s biggest nightmare has become a reality after family members identified the body of a young woman found on the mountains above Kalk Bay as that of his daughter.

16 Cameroonians kidnapped near CAR border

2015-03-21 13:00

Sixteen Cameroonians have been kidnapped in northeastern Cameroon in an alleged attack by armed militia from the Central African Republic, security sources say.

Filipino nurses in Libya safe, not kidnapped

2015-03-17 14:19

The Philippine government says that four Filipino nurses reported to have been kidnapped from a Libyan hospital by militants from an Islamic State group affiliate are in a safe place were not abducted.

US boy, 15, arrested for kidnapping caught on video

2015-03-12 10:49

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a 22-month-old toddler that was caught on surveillance video in a small farming town in the state of Washington.

Gunmen kidnap 31 suspected criminals in Iraq

2015-03-07 14:34

Gunmen dressed all in black have abducted 31 Shi’ite men from their home in eastern Baghdad, an attack police described as targeting suspected criminals, Iraqi officials say.

Alleged baby snatcher ordered to cut contact with girl

2015-03-06 13:17

A woman who allegedly kidnapped a newborn baby at Groote Schuur hospital 17 years ago has been ordered to have no contact, direct or indirect, with girl.

Accused baby kidnapper expected in court

2015-03-06 05:38

A woman who allegedly stole a newborn baby at Groote Schuur Hospital almost 18 years ago is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

I knew she was the kidnapped girl - Cop

2015-03-05 11:16

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Barkhuizen says the first time he laid eyes on a girl at the centre of a 17-year-long kidnapping saga, he knew she was the baby kidnapped in 1997.

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