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Africa’s youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania — police

In 2013 Mohammed Dewji became the first Tanzanian to grace the cover of Forbes magazine, and was in 2015 named Forbes Africa Person of the Year

When it’s more than just a game

On our TV screens, sport happens in a vacuum. But for John Mikel Obi and other African stars, real world problems intrude all too often

Slice of life: Hijacked, but it felt like a movie

'I realised I needed to keep quiet because, if I didn’t, I was going to die'

Suspended crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli ‘relieved of duties’

Mdluli has been on suspension since 2011 with full pay while on trial for intimidation, kidnapping, assault and murder in 1998

The questions abducted photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed answered to prove he is alive

It was these 10 questions that helped determine almost a year after Mohamed was kidnapped in Syria that he is still alive, the family said

Family prays for Shiraaz Mohamed’s return after receiving proof of life

The Mohamed family has waited anxiously for news of Shiraaz's whereabouts and health after he was kidnapped under mysterious circumstances

Police mum on kidnap syndicate

As more businesspeople go missing, private investigators tell of a sophisticated global network.

​Bones of gold: ‘You never know when someone will kidnap you’

Dangerous myths persist about people living with albinism, but a community in Malawi has had enough.

Boko Haram kidnap wife of Cameroon vice PM

Boko Haram has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks, including a number of high-profile kidnappings.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

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Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

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