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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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...