Man accused in Boko Haram abduction of Chibok girls arrested

2015-07-01 07:42

Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram’s mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the north-eastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria’s defence ministry says.

McGown family happy to see son alive

2015-06-26 05:34

The father of kidnapped South African Stephen McGown says he is happy to see his son in good health, and even still in possession of his watch and wedding ring.

2 Lebanese men abducted in Nigeria's oil delta

2015-06-25 11:48

Gunmen in two speed boats have abducted two Lebanese citizens and killed two policemen in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta, police say.

Gunmen abduct Dutch citizen in Afghanistan

2015-06-23 09:43

Unknown gunmen have abducted an aid worker in Afghanistan’s capital, officials say, adding the victim is a woman with Dutch nationality.

Team leaves to repatriate 'abducted' SA siblings from Malawi

2015-06-22 12:46

A specialist team has left South Africa to repatriate a 14-year-old girl and her brother who were allegedly abducted by a Malawian woman.

UN to name and shame those who abduct children in conflicts

2015-06-19 09:18

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to name and shame governments and armed groups that abduct children in armed conflicts.

Billionaire's son kidnapped in Germany, then freed

2015-06-18 13:36

The disabled adult son of one of Germany's richest men was kidnapped, then released a short time later, the Wuerth engineering company says.

Dramatic highway chase after man kidnaps child

2015-06-11 11:35

Dramatic scenes that resembled something from an action movie played out on the N1 outside Bloemfontein when traffic officers raced after a man who had allegedly kidnapped a child, a report says.

A child goes missing every five hours in SA - MCSA

2015-06-04 15:01

A child goes missing in South Africa every five hours, Missing Children SA says.

Case against alleged baby snatcher postponed

2015-05-29 11:14

The case against the woman accused of kidnapping a three-day-old infant from Groote Schuur Hospital 18 years ago has been postponed.


Argentinean kidnapped in Nigeria freed - police

2015-06-29 15:52

An Argentinean who was kidnapped by gunmen near a farm where he was working in Nigeria’s Niger state has been released, a police spokesperson says.

Argentinean kidnapped in Nigeria - police

2015-06-25 17:02

Gunmen have kidnapped an Argentinian national near a farm where he was working in Niger state, north central Nigeria, police say.

Al-Qaeda hostage was planning to start a family

2015-06-23 14:41

The family of a South African man kidnapped by al-Qaeda in Mali more than three years ago is struggling to cope in the wake of his capture.

Mali hostages, including SA man, plead for release in video

2015-06-23 07:49

Two hostages, including an SA man, kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in north Mali more than three years ago have asked their governments to help secure their release in a rare video.

Tunisia says consular staff abducted in Libya freed

2015-06-19 13:11

Tunisian consular staff abducted in Libya a week ago have been freed, a spokesperson for the Tunisian foreign ministry says.

Initiation school 'kidnappings' condemned

2015-06-18 14:03

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa has applauded police for swiftly rescuing two boys and arresting the suspects who kidnapped them and forced them to go to an initiation school in Mpumalanga.

Boy, 9, has nightmares after near-kidnapping

2015-06-12 09:36

A 9-year-old Bloemfontein boy has been left severely traumatised after he and his friend were almost kidnapped, allegedly by a man who promised to take them to a “far country”.

Security forces free Russian hostages in Sudan

2015-06-07 07:58

Two Russians held hostage in the Sudanese region of Darfur have been freed in an operation by security forces and their captors taken prisoner, Sudanese authorities say.

Captors post first video of Frenchwoman kidnapped in Yemen

2015-06-01 12:51

The captors of Frenchwoman Isabelle Prime, kidnapped in Yemen on February 24, have posted the first video of her since her abduction.

German captive released in northern Afghanistan

2015-05-29 10:09

A German national kidnapped by Taliban militants in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz has been released, police have confirmed.

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