ARTICLES RELATING TO ABDUCTIONS

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.

Nigerian star missing after new anti-graft song

2016-06-29 17:30

A popular musician in northeast Nigeria has gone missing just days after releasing a scathing song accusing local lawmakers of corruption, police and family say.

Rescued Chibok girl 'disappears'

2016-06-23 18:32

Nigeria's Bring Back Our Girls movement and family members are demanding that the government provide news of the only schoolgirl among 219 kidnapped to escape the clutches of Boko Haram extremists.

South African, Australians kidnapped in Nigeria

2016-06-22 18:52

A South African is among three foreign nationals and two Nigerians kidnapped in the country's southeast after their vehicle was attacked, police say.

Swazi man nabbed for human trafficking, rape

2016-06-16 11:39

A Swazi man accused of human trafficking, abduction and rape has been arrested in Durban after he was traced by Hawks officers.

War of words between kidnapper's family and Zephany's biological parents

2016-05-30 14:27

A war of words broke out on the steps of the Western Cape High Court between Zephany Nurse’s biological family and loved ones of the woman accused of snatching her in 1997.

 

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.

Nigerian anti-graft singer freed after kidnapping

2016-06-29 20:40

A popular musician in northeast Nigeria who was kidnapped days after releasing a scathing anti-graft song, has been freed.

SA man kidnapped in Nigeria released

2016-06-27 07:12

Five foreign construction workers kidnapped last week - including a South African, three Australians and a New Zealander - have been released, Nigerian police say.

No demands from Nigerian kidnappers yet - SA government

2016-06-23 10:14

The international relations department is following up on police reports that a South African has been kidnapped in Nigeria, says spokesperson Nelson Kgwete.

Swazi man in court for human trafficking, rape

2016-06-17 07:49

A Swazi man accused of human trafficking, abduction and rape is set to appear in the Durban Regional Court.

Sister rescues brother from kidnappers after he was held, beaten for 2 days

2016-06-14 20:04

A shopper who was kidnapped at the Benoni Plaza by two men has been rescued by his sister, who worked with police, after he was held for two days in a shack.

Zephany Nurse to testify in camera for the State

2016-05-30 11:44

Kidnapped teenager Zephany Nurse will testify for the State in the sentencing proceedings against the woman who raised her.

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