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.

Durban man arrested for kidnapping 11-year-old son

2016-05-01 17:30

A Durban man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping his 11-year-old son and holding him hostage for eight days, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Emotional mother reunited with toddlers after nanny allegedly kidnaps them

2016-04-14 15:54

When a mother from Albersville on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast was reunited with her two toddlers after they went missing, she held them tightly for 20 minutes, all the while thanking God they had been found alive and safe.


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.

German woman says she was held by horror house couple

2016-05-05 05:18

A woman has told German investigators that she was held captive and physically abused for around three months by a couple who are in custody over the deaths of two other women.

Former al-Qaeda hostage recounts bitter return to France

2016-04-22 21:26

Serge Lazarevic, who was abducted in Mali and held hostage by al-Qaeda extremists for more than three years, is recounting his bitter homecoming to France.

Parents of Nigeria's missing girls get calls from their cell numbers

2016-04-13 14:59

Parents of five of the missing Chibok girls in Nigeria have been left in a state of shock and confusion after receiving strange phone calls from the cellphone numbers of their missing children.

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