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We need answers about the Vrede dairy project

On Ace Magashule’s watch, speaking out has cost more than a few whistleblowers their lives

Conflict in Cameroon: The schools caught in crossfire

A slew of recent attacks in the country means sending your child to school can be a life or death decision

The brutal abduction caught on camera in Zimbabwe

Tawanda Muchehiwa is one of dozens of Zimbabweans who have been kidnapped and tortured by unidentified armed men

Kidnappings shake Mozambique’s business community

Impunity for the perpetrators has analysts worried that the trend of kidnapping businesspeople in Mozambique may grow

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.

Krejcir kidnapping case postponed

The trial of Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir and five others accused of kidnapping has been postponed until next week.

Nigeria kidnapping marks ‘beginning of the end of terror’

President Goodluck Jonathan says the kidnapping of schoolgirls by Boko Haram will mark a turning point in the battle against "terror" in the country.

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