ARTICLES RELATING TO ABDUCTIONS

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.

Nigerian pastor slams govt over missing Chibok girls

2016-04-11 14:56

A pastor has slammed the Nigerian government, saying that too little has been done to rescue the more than 200 girls who were abducted from the north-eastern town of Chibok in 2014.

10 Indonesian sailors kidnapped in Philippines

2016-03-29 07:38

Ten Indonesian sailors have been kidnapped in Philippine waters by Islamic militants who have demanded a ransom for their release, an official said Tuesday.

Zephany case: 'Nobody wins' - Celeste Nurse

2016-03-15 13:04

There were no winners in the Zephany Nurse kidnapping case, the teenager's biological mother Celeste has said in a radio interview.

 

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.

250 Syrians missing after ISIS attack east of Damascus

2016-04-07 18:08

About 250 Syrians are missing and feared kidnapped after the Islamic State group attacked a cement factory in an advance against government positions east of Damascus.

Japanese journalist missing in Syria appears in video

2016-03-17 11:46

A video has surfaced online showing a missing Japanese journalist, reportedly held by an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, reading a message to his family and country.

Zephany Nurse accused found guilty

2016-03-10 11:09

The woman accused of kidnapping Zephany Nurse has been found guilty of snatching the child from her sleeping mother’s arms 19 years ago.

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