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Released Italian aid worker safely home

Silvia Romano, an Italian aid worker kidnapped 18 months ago in East Africa, landed in Rome at the weekend a day after being freed. Gunmen...

Prisoner release in Afghanistan

The Afghan government released 100 Taliban prisoners as a first step of a peace process with the hard-line Islamists, despite the group’s suspension of...

Sudan releases prisoners

Sudan released 4 217 prisoners on Wednesday as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, state news agency SUNA said, citing a health ministry...

Cameroon separatists free prisoners

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Separatist militants raided a prison in north-western Cameroon and freed about 100 inmates, government and the separatists said, as rebels vowed to...

Bemba release ordered after war crimes acquittal

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Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese ex-vice president whose war crimes conviction was quashed on appeal last week, must be released, judges at International...

Israel to release jailed migrants

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Israel will release about 200 jailed African migrants in the absence of a final deal to deport them and thousands more Eritrean...

All Sudan political prisoners to be released

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Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the release of all political prisoners in the country, state news agency SUNA said. The decision came...

Israel releases detained migrant after relocation deal collapses

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Israel released a small group of African migrants awaiting deportation following the collapse of an international deal to send them to Rwanda....

Ethiopia releases prisoners in eastern Somali region

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Ethiopia released more than 1,500 prisoners in its eastern Somali region, government officials said on social media, days after government declared a...

Boko Haram suspects released for rehabilitation

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A Nigerian court released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation, the justice ministry said, as the country's biggest legal...

South Sudan rebel group releases prisoners

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A South Sudanese rebel group released 15 army soldiers it had been holding to yhe International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),...

Brother of ex-Burkina president released

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An appeals court in Paris released the younger brother of former Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore, a day after he was taken...

Norwegian released from DR Congo jail

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A Norwegian jailed for life in Democratic Republic of Congo for murder and espionage has been freed and returned to Norway, the...

Kidnapped Frenchman freed in Darfur rescue mission

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A Frenchman kidnapped in Chad in March and taken to the Darfur area of Sudan was rescued in a raid organised by...

Nigeria frees people cleared of Boko Haram ties

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Nigeria's military on Monday released 593 people after clearing them of ties with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a spokesman said. The...

Former IS captives released in Libya

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Libyan authorities released 28 Eritreans and seven Nigerians captured and enslaved by Islamic State in Sirte and in detention since the jihadist...

Somali pirates release hijacked ship and crew without ransom

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Somali pirates released a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew on Thursday, a Somali security official and the pirates...

Regional forces free five thousand Boko Haram captives

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Regional West African forces freed 5,000 captives from a Boko Haram base in a more than week-long operation that also destroyed the...

Former Egyptian president to be released

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Hosni Mubarak, overthrown as president of Egypt in an uprising in 2011, will be released from detention in a military hospital, the...

Russians, Ukrainian released by Nigerian pirates

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Nigerian pirates released seven Russians and a Ukrainian sailor after they were captured last month on the cargo ship the BBC Caribbean,...

Ninety-eight Jammeh-era prisoners released in Gambia

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Gambian authorities have released 98 prisoners, mostly from the notorious Mile 2 prison, an Interior Ministry spokesman said, as the country seeks...

UN calls for prisoner release in Gambia ahead of December poll

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The senior UN regional official for West Africa on Thursday called for the release of dozens of political prisoners in Gambia as...

Two Italians and Canadian freed from Libya kidnappers

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Two Italian workers and a Canadian kidnapped in Libya in September have been freed and were flown to Italy on Saturday, Italian...

Court rules Nigeria should release former security advisor

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Nigeria's former national security adviser, held since December 2015 on fraud charges, should be released, a judge at the court of the...

UN demands release of political prisoners in DR Congo

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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Thursday called for the release of people he considers political prisoners in Democratic Republic...

Sixteen hostages freed in Cameroon

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The Cameroonian army has freed 16 hostages, including Polish Catholic priest Mateusz Dziedzic, who were abducted by rebels from Central African Republic...

Sailors released after four years in pirate captivity

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The United Nations envoy for Somalia has welcomed the release of sailors on a ship hijacked by Somali pirates nearly four years...

France says to release 230 million euros in Libyan assets

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France will release 230 million euros (193 million pounds) to Libyan authorities in the next few days and help them recover the...