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A Greek oil tanker captain and seven crew members kidnapped last month from a Cameroon port have been released, Greek officials say.
Six children who were kidnapped in northern Ethiopia have been shot dead by their captors after their families failed to come up with ransom money, a state-affiliated media outlet says.
A six-day-old baby was allegedly abducted from her home close to Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal during the early morning hours on Thursday.
Sibusiso Ndlovu has been found guilty of 54 violent offences, ranging from rape, kidnapping and assault, in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg sitting in Palmridge Magistrate's Court.
The four people accused of kidnapping Durban businesswoman Sandra Munsamy will not apply to be released on bail, it has emerged in court, during their second appearance in the Durban Magistrate's Court.
A woman accused of stealing a young mother's baby after lying about being pregnant is expected to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court.
Her kidnapping gripped the nation. But dramatic details that emerged in the days after Amy'Leigh de Jager was found, revealed a shocking twist in the case. Watch.
A 6-year-old Grade R girl has been kidnapped by four men in front of Laerskool Kollegepark in Vanderbijlpark.
Gerco van Deventer, a 43-year-old father of three, has been held captive in Libya since 2017 and his wife and family are struggling to raise the $1.5m (about R22m) his captors are demanding for his release.
Two young Canadian women freed from their kidnap ordeal by Ghanaian security forces were unharmed, the government says, after the development volunteers were snatched at a golf club in the city of Kumasi last week.
Armed men staged a night raid on a Greek oil tanker anchored in a Cameroonian port and abducted eight crewmen, including the vessel's Greek captain, the merchant marine ministry and the ship's owner say.
The founder of humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, has denied he put kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed's life in danger.
Pirates have kidnapped at least 19 crew members from a fully loaded supertanker off Nigeria, reports say.
Seven crew members aboard a supply ship for the oil industry in Equatorial Guinea were kidnapped when "pirates" attacked their vessel, the oil and gas ministry says in a statement.
Eight-year-old Amahle Mthimkhulu, who was allegedly kidnapped outside Dawnview Primary School in KwaDukuza, has been found, KwaZulu-Natal police say.
The three people accused of kidnapping 6-year-old Amy'Leigh de Jager outside her school are expected to continue with their bail application in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrates' Court. Watch.
The room where six-year-old Amy'Leigh de Jager was held after being kidnapped from her school was dirty, dark and 'almost like a dungeon'.
A popular Zimbabwean online comedian and satirist has said she was abducted from her Harare home and beaten by unknown assailants, becoming the latest perceived government critic to be attacked in recent weeks.
Dramatic new video footage shows UK police rescuing a kidnapped baby who was abducted from his Birmingham home.
Ten people have been kidnapped by an armed group in the Beni region of eastern DR Congo, local sources say.
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