Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Three kidnapped aid workers freed in DR Congo

08 March 2016, 21:05

Kinshasa - Three kidnapped employees of Save the Children were released Tuesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east after nearly a week in captivity, the international charity said.

"I confirm that our three employees were freed and are in good health," Save the Children's DRC director Heather Kerr said.

The three Congolese men were in a convoy of two vehicles driving through the Lubero region when one of the cars was stopped and attacked on Thursday. They were then taken to the bush.

Kerr did not reveal where the hostages were released, the circumstances leading to their liberation or who their abductors were.

The UN office for humanitarian affairs OCHA had demanded their immediate release and deplored the increasing trend of kidnapping humanitarian workers.

In March 2015 two local employees of the charity were held hostage for 48 hours by unidentified kidnappers in the south of the country's Nord-Kivu province until they were freed by Congolese authorities.

The country's east has been plagued by two decades of instability caused by armed groups battling for control of the region's vast mineral wealth alongside ongoing ethnic and political violence.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!



Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Advice from a young married Kenya...

I was just going to get water in the office kitchen and thought a simple hi was fine until I ended up in an hour long conversation with someone. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Helping you find the type of man ...

To put it simply, you can’t go looking for fish in a meat market; you have to go to a fish market. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Decision to leave ODM for Jubilee...

The decision to leave ODM for Jubilee is final, an MP has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
ODM accuses Jubilee Party of usin...

ODM claims that the Jubilee Party is using state resources to campaign in west Pokot. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
STATEMENT: Uhuru on Mandera attac...

President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks to Kenyans after Mandera Shabaab attacks leave 12 dead. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Mudavadi set for 2 month long wes...

Musalia Mudavadi is set for western Kenya campaigns.