Freed Cameroon pupils 'look tired, psychologically tortured', says church official

2018-11-07 13:39

The 79 school children kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in Cameroon have been released, but they "look tired and psychologically tortured", says a church official.

Why a lack of data and the spread of false kidnapping stories are not helping children

2018-10-30 07:12

Experts say there is no credible data on child kidnappings and creating false panic is not going to make the problem go away.

Red Cross urges Nigerian militants to spare 2 health workers

2018-10-15 05:46

The International Committee of the Red Cross has made an urgent appeal to an affiliate of the Islamic State organisation in Nigeria to spare the lives of two abducted health workers.

Incoming Cape Town mayor Dan Plato raises questions about police's probe into Liyaqat Parker kidnapping

2018-09-19 11:00

A multimillion-rand ransom payment for the release of Cape Town businessman Liyaqat Parker has led incoming Cape Town mayor Dan Plato to raise several questions about the police's investigation of the kidnapping.

Child abduction videos appear to be hoaxes - police

2018-09-07 13:49

Video clips depicting child kidnappings and abductions, which have gone viral on social media, appear to be hoaxes, the South African Police Service says.

Seven-month-old baby missing after mom leaves her with stranger in shopping mall

2018-08-21 12:37

It’s been two weeks since a seven-month-old baby went missing and the search is still on to find her.

Kidnapped Cape Town businessman still missing as kidnappers reportedly demand 50 Bitcoin in ransom

2018-07-11 13:12

As the manhunt continues for those who kidnapped Cape Town businessman Liyaqat Parker, kidnappers have reportedly demanded a ransom in Bitcoin.

Suffer little children: The missing, the lost and the dead

2018-06-29 07:38

Following the murder and rape of 6-year-old Stacey Adams in Eastridge, Mitchells Plain, and the community's outrage at the incident, News24's Jenna Etheridge pieces together a country's shame.

Durban mother who faked abduction of one-month-old baby sentenced to five years

2018-01-24 13:51

A Durban woman who faked the abduction of her one-month-old baby in a hoax hijacking last year has been sentenced to five years.

Baby boy dies after reunion with mother

2018-01-03 13:13

Just days after young mother, Bongeka Ngcobo (17) celebrated the return of her kidnapped baby boy, Sikhanyiso, her joy turned to tears.


Kidnapped schoolchildren freed in troubled Cameroon region: minister

2018-11-07 11:05

At least 79 school pupils abducted by gunmen this week in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon have been freed, the country's communications minister says.

Gunmen abduct six children from Cameroon school: teacher

2018-10-21 16:00

Gunmen have abducted six children from a school in Bamenda, the capital of the northwestern, English-speaking Northwest region of Cameroon, a teacher says.

Africa's youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania: police

2018-10-11 12:20

Africa's youngest billionaire has been kidnapped by gunmen in Tanzania's economic capital Dar es Salaam, officials say.

Parents 'have a responsibility' to know where their children are - Bheki Cele at Miguel Louw memorial

2018-09-14 15:33

Parents should also know who has access to their children, Police Minister Bheki Cele has said during the memorial for nine-year-old Miguel Louw.

Man taking pics causes panic near Cape Town school amid abduction fears

2018-09-07 12:09

As child abduction fears heighten, a group of Cape Town primary school pupils have fled in panic, apparently to escape a motorist.

'We are hopeful we will find him' - Family of missing Sandringham High School principal

2018-07-20 13:05

The family has called on anyone who might have any information to contact the police.

Cape Town businessman kidnapped

2018-07-09 14:32

A Cape Town businessman has apparently been kidnapped from outside his work premises in Parow.

'You made a fool out of South Africa’s caring public,' court tells mom who faked baby's abduction

2018-01-24 15:52

A 34-year-old primary school teacher has heard how she made a fool out of South Africa’s caring public when she pretended she had been hijacked and that her baby had been abducted.

Alleged baby kidnapper wants bail

2018-01-04 13:30

A woman who kidnapped a two-week-old baby, who later died after being reunited with his mother, has appeared in court.

Stolen baby back home

2017-12-29 13:45

The newborn baby snatched from his young mother in the Pietermaritzburg CBD has been reunited with his mom after being missing for almost two weeks.

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