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Mali hostage video released by Islamists

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An al Qaeda affiliate in Mali released a video of a French aid worker and a Colombian nun kidnapped in separate incidents...

British hostages released in DR Congo

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Two Britons held hostage in Democratic Republic of Congo were released, Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson said. They were kidnapped on Friday while...

Boko Haram hostages handed to Nigerian government

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Boko Haram freed 13 hostages after authorities negotiated their release with the Islamist militants. The kidnappings were part of a campaign of...

Americans and Canadians released after kidnapping

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Two Americans and two Canadians were freed after being kidnapped in the Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said, as it...

Hostages rescued in Nigeria

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Nigeria's military rescued all members of an oil survey team kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants, it said in a statement, after...

Hostages held in Central African Republic mosque freed

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About 1,000 people held hostage since the weekend by armed militias in a mosque amid violent clashes in south-eastern Central African Republic...

Man claiming to be Boko Haram leader denies 5,000 hostages freed

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A man purporting to be the leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram denied in a video posted on Friday that...

Cameroon hostages freed in CAR

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Eleven hostages from Cameroon were freed on Sunday following 16 months of captivity, after having been abducted by a militia group from...

Freed Italian hostages flown home from Libya

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Two Italian hostages freed in Libya after two fellow captives were allegedly killed by Islamic State militants were flown back to Italy...

Two Italian hostages freed in Libya

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Two Italian civilians held hostage in Libya since last July have been freed, a source close to the matter said on Friday,...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...