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ISS: Who gets kidnapped in South Africa?

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The kidnapping of the four young Moti brothers in South Africa in October 2021 placed this type of crime in the spotlight. The country’s...

ISS: Kidnapping in South Africa: rely on data not social media

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Statistics on the motives for kidnapping and who is most at risk are both surprising and concerning. Few crimes strike fear into South Africans as...

Gulf of Guinea is world hotspot for kidnappings at sea

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A steep increase in kidnappings at sea – 40% - make the Gulf of Guinea off Africa’s west coast the world hotspot for this...

Eritrea student kidnapping sparks Ethiopian protest

Thousand pf protesters took to the streets in Ethiopian cities, demanding Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed do more to tackle simmering ethnic violence following the...

Kidnapping off Cameroon

A number of seamen were kidnapped after an attack on their vessel off Cameroon in the piracy-plagued Gulf of Guinea, a source in the...

Kidnapping at eastern DR Congo mine

Gunmen kidnapped a South African and a Zimbabwean worker at Banro Corp’s gold mine in the east Congolese province Maniema, an army spokesman said. Dieudonne...

Lebanese kidnapped in Nigeria

Gunmen in Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers state kidnapped two Lebanese workers helping to build a road, a police spokesman told Reuters. The workers were abducted from...

Aid workers kidnapped in Ghana

Two Canadian women working for an aid agency were kidnapped at a golf club in Ghana’s second city Kumasi this week, police said. The women,...

South Sudan denies kidnapping, executions

South Sudan rejects UN allegations its security services kidnapped two prominent government critics exiled in Kenya, flew them to Juba and days later executed...

Two killed, three abducted in Nigeria

Kidnappers in Nigeria killed a British woman, a Nigerian man and abducted three others in Kaduna, local police and the British High Commission said. Kidnappings...

Suspects arrested in connection with Uganda kidnapping

Uganda said suspects were arrested in connection with last week’s kidnapping of an American tourist and her tour guide in a national park while...

Kidnapping, shootings in Kenya

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Gunmen kidnapped an Italian volunteer in south-east Kenya and shot five people on Tuesday, police said, in the first abduction of a...

Cameroon separatists told to lay down arms

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The president of Cameroon demanded Anglophone separatists lay down their arms, a day after dozens of schoolchildren were seized in a kidnapping...

Killings and kidnappings in Somalia

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Gunmen from Somalia's Al Shabaab group killed six people including four soldiers in the streets of the capital, a day after the...

Four kidnapped in Libya

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An unidentified armed group kidnapped three Filipinos and a Korean working as technicians at a water plant in south eastern Libya, an...

Buhari to visit kidnapping, clash sites

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will visit the state where 110 schoolgirls were abducted by suspected Islamist militants , his office said, as...

First person convicted for Chibok kidnapping

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Nigeria convicted the first person to stand trial for the Chibok girls kidnapping, a crime that made Islamist militant group Boko Haram...

Americans, Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

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Kidnappers abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said....

Boko Haram thought to be behind Nigeria kidnap

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Suspected Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped 10 members of a university research team prospecting for oil in north-east Nigeria, the state oil company,...

Mali charges four with kidnapping over abduction of Colombian nun

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Malian authorities have charged four people with kidnapping over the abduction of a Colombian nun, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. Gloria Cecilia Argoti...

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