Somalia: Freed aid worker to be reunited with family

By Andy Rice 21 October 2010

A British aid worker who was abducted in Somalia a week ago will be reunited with his family in Nairobi, after being freed on Tuesday. Frans Barnard, a security consultant hired by an aid organisation was freed unharmed by his captors after local clan elders negotiated his release. No ransom was paid to the kidnappers, according to reports. The Adado region where Barnard was captured is considered one of the safer regions in Somalia, with many aid organisations relocating there after being pushed out of more volatile regions. Read more: BBC News, Reuters Africa