Kidnapped South African contractor freed in Congo – UN

2011-02-17 07:03

Kinshasa – Rebels in eastern Congo had freed a South African man working for British oil firm Soco International, the United Nations said today.

Soco announced on Tuesday that the security contractor was missing following an attack on one of the company’s cars in a rebel-infested region of the central African country.

“He was released yesterday at 6pm, and is currently in the town of Rutshuru,” UN spokesman Alexandre Essome said via telephone, adding that the man was in good health.

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