Zenabou Ousman, 20, spent two months last year as a captive of bandits in Central African Republic. Her family had to pay about $4,000 in ransom for her return.
Zenabou Ousman, 20, spent two months last year as a captive of bandits in Central African Republic. Her family had to pay about $4,000 in ransom for her return. Shashank Bengali / MCT
Zenabou Ousman, 20, spent two months last year as a captive of bandits in Central African Republic. Her family had to pay about $4,000 in ransom for her return. Shashank Bengali / MCT

Kidnappers extract huge ransoms in forgotten part of Africa

July 30, 2008 03:24 PM

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