Provocation triple distilled
24 March 2017 13:48 (South Africa)

Somalia: Freed aid worker to be reunited with family

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Get overnight news and latest Daily Maverick articles





Do Not Miss

Daily Maverick has suspended comments on the site. Until the interwebs figures out a better way to deal with the naughty kids in the class, the space for your comments is on our Facebook page and the Twitterverse.

Alternatively, you are welcome to send a letter to the editor.