The liberation of the nun, captured on the border with Burkina Faso nearly five years ago, has been welcomed by the Colombian government. Mali's president saluted her "bravery" after the ordeal.
Nigerian security forces have arrested three men accused of taking part in a mass abduction on Bethel Baptist High School in July. Gunmen kidnapped 121 students who were asleep in their dorm rooms. The attack took place just outside the city of Kaduna in the north-west of the country. One hundred teens have since managed to escape or were freed, but twenty-one are still unaccounted for.
Zamfara state governor, Matawalle has secured the release of a kidnap victim without paying ransom.
Earlier on, Students and parents of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation protested at National assembly for the release of other abducted students now. Video Credit: @ladidilucie
The Open Arms vessel was left at sea for 19 days after the Italian interior minister at the time did not allow it to dock at a Sicilian port. Matteo Salvini is accused of abuse of office and unlawful detention.
Kidnapping of rice farmers threaten food security in Nigeria - RIFAN
Islamist militants have been rampaging in northern Mozambique, but due to a restrictive government information policy, there have been few details from the ground. DW correspondent Adrian Kriesch got some rare insights.
Zamfara abduction: We have all it takes to tackle banditry, kidnapping - President Buhari
Delta police command parades 99 suspects for robbery, kidnapping, cultism
Robbery, kidnapping attempt foiled in Zamfara, 14 motorcycles recovered
16 Dec 2020
A man claiming to be the leader of Boko Haram has said, in an audio recording, that the Islamist militant group is responsible for the abduction of more than 300 schoolboys in northwest Nigeria.
5 Dec 2020
UK Govt support efforts to fight banditry, kidnapping in Kaduna, Plateau States