Southern Africa

Mozambique: villagers rescued after being abducted by Islamists

Villagers rescued after being abducted by Islamists

Southern African Development Community (SADC) troops rescued forty-seven people who had been kidnapped in northern Mozambique by Islamists. There was no confrontation between SADC troops and the Islamic State-linked militants, because the five hostage-takers fled when they realised the presence of the regional force, reports say. Read also: Cambridge to …

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South Africa: marijuana and traditional medicines found during prison raid

South Africa: marijuana and traditional medicines found during prison raid

Marijuana worth 12,000 rand ($600), has been uncovered during a dawn raid at a prison in Empangeni city in South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal province, state broadcaster SABC reports. The acting National Commissioner of Correctional Services Makgothi Thobakgale led the raid at the Qalakabusha correctional centre. The prison has seen several …

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