CT woman escapes alleged abductors

With an apparent increase in reports of attempted abductions in Cape Town having circulated, a 22-year-old woman said she escaped abductors at 06h45 on Thursday morning. The woman, whose identity has not been released, was allegedly pulled into an unknown vehicle at the Mitchells Plain Town Centre bus terminus by[…]

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‘Kidnapping a serious threat in SA’: expert

By Zaahidah Meyer A security analyst says the kidnappings of businessmen in South Africa is a concerning trend and police must get to the root of what is motivating these abductions. This was raised after Cape Town businessman Liyaqat Parker was abducted at his business premises in Parow this week.[…]

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Ulema bodies distressed by spate of Muslim kidnappings

Two prominent ulema bodies have expressed alarm at the news of yet another apparent case of abduction of a Muslim businessman in South Africa. On Monday, well known Cape Town‐based businessman, Liyaqat Allie Parker, the founder of the Foodprop Group, was kidnapped as he pulled up at his business premises.[…]

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Colombia’s FARC apologises for past kidnappings

Colombia’s Marxist FARC fighters have apologised for the “great pain” they caused by kidnapping thousands of people to finance half a century of conflict. FARC, or the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, acknowledged in a video recording late on Sunday that it had taken captives over the years but would[…]

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Boko Haram abducts dozens in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said. Several witnesses who arrived as refugees in the city of Maiduguri told Reuters news agency[…]

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