Chinese miners kidnapped in Niger
The men were abducted near the country's border with Mali and Burkina Faso, a hotbed for Islamists. China, which mines uranium, gold and oil in the country, has expanded its operations across Africa.
Nigeria tries to negotiate return of 136 kidnapped students
Officials have confirmed the number of children taken by gunmen from a school in northern Nigeria. The state government is in contact with the kidnappers.
Nigeria: Hundreds of kidnapped students released — governor
The governor of Zamfara state has said that 279 girls taken from a school are "now safe." Their abduction was the second mass school kidnapping to take place in Nigeria this year.
Nigeria: Vigilantes rescue kidnapped children
Local vigilantes and police have rescued a group of children who were kidnapped by an armed gang. The release followed a shoot-out in northwestern Nigeria.
Kidnapped Nigerian schoolboys freed
More than 300 kidnapped boys held captive for six days have been handed over to authorities. Some question whether the militant Islamist group Boko Haram was really behind the kidnapping.
Families of kidnapped Nigerian boys fear time running out
Families of more than 300 kidnapped Nigerian schoolboys worried that time was running out to find the children, as security forces continued the hunt on Wednesday for armed captors possibly from the jihadist Boko Haram movement.
Nigeria: Kidnapped American rescued by US special forces
The Pentagon confirmed that an American hostage who was abducted in neighboring Niger has been freed. Africa's Sahel region is struggling with a jihadist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives.
Senate removes time limit on rape charge, Reps probe resignation of 365 soldiers and more
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