Child murders still a major scourge in WCape

The number of children murdered in Cape Town still stands at 1,000 every year, which means on average, three children get killed per day. That’s according to a senior researcher at UCT Children’s Institute, Lucy Jamieson, unpacking the shocking statistics of child murders in South Africa. It comes in the[…]

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Gunmen kidnap six school girls in Nigeria

Gunmen have abducted six girls and two staff members from a boarding school in northern Nigeria, according to a police spokesman. Yakubu Sabo said armed men gained entry on Thursday into the Engravers College, a mixed boarding school in a remote area south of the city of Kaduna. They “took away[…]

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Well known Cape Muslim businessman kidnapped

A 65 year old Plattekloof businessman was allegedly abducted at his business premises in Parow on Monday morning. The man has been identified as Liaqat Allie Parker, the founder member of the Foodprop Group. He is also a board member of Al Amien Foods and a non-executive board member of[…]

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#ShiraazMohamed: One year later

Today marks one year since the abduction of South African photo journalist Shiraaz Mohamed. Mohamed had entered the war-ravaged country after requesting the Gift of the Givers Foundation (GOTG) to facilitate his entry into Syria. His aim was to document the suffering of the Syrian people and distributing his images[…]

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Search for Shiraaz intensifies: GOTG

With no real progress in the search for South African photo-journalist Shiraaz Mohamed in Syria, Gift of the Givers says investigations into his disappearance have been intensified. The 38 year old journalist from Lenasia was abducted on 10 January on the way to the Turkish border and no group has[…]

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Muhammad Yusuf escapes abductors

Muhammad Yusuf Da Costa narrowly escaped his abductors late on Monday evening, after a 15 hour ordeal. While exact details have yet to be revealed, the 25 year old is said to be safe at home and was found unharmed. He was taken to hospital after he was found to[…]

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Abducted siblings suffered terrible ordeal

The threat of transnational crime, in particular child trafficking, destroyed the lives of children and brought misery to their families, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said on Thursday. Speaking to media upon the repatriation from Malawi of two siblings, a 14-year-old and a 20-year-old, who were abducted from South Africa[…]

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