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.

Activists name missing Zim activist's kidnappers - report

2016-10-16 16:08

Zimbabwean human rights defenders and social movements have released names of at least five people who were suspected to have abducted journalist and activist Itai Dzamara.

American NGO worker kidnapped in Niger

2016-10-15 07:16

An American NGO worker has been kidnapped in the Niger town of Abalak, northeast of the capital Niamey, before being taken by his abductors to Mali, a security source says.

Reports: Chibok girls swapped for detainees, ransom or both?

2016-10-14 19:06

Conflicting reports have emerged about whether the first negotiated release of some Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2014 involved a ransom payment, a prisoner swap for Islamic extremist commanders, or both.


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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WATCH: Nigerian parents reunite with 21 girls freed by Boko Haram

2016-10-17 08:30

Joy, jubilation and dancing erupted in Nigeria when a group of Nigerian parents were reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2 ½ years ago.

Excited parents eager to see 21 girls freed from Boko Haram

2016-10-16 14:07

A group of Nigerian parents are waiting with excitement to be reunited with 21 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2½ years ago and freed in the first negotiated release organized by Nigeria's government and the Islamic extremist group

Top Africa stories: Nigeria, S Sudan, Burundi

2016-10-14 20:00

ISS says release of Boko Haram is a great achievement by Nigeria government, President Buhari's wife says she won't support his re-election bid and award winning Burundian journalist believes his country can still be healed.

EXCLUSIVE: Boko Haram 'can be trusted if govt gives in to its demands'

2016-10-14 13:11

The Institute for Security Studies has said that the recent release of 21 Chibok girls by the militant group Boko Haram is "a great achievement" for the Nigerian government.

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