Kabul- Afghanistan (PMG):

South African officials have said that one of its nationals had been kidnapped in Burkina Faso. The authorities later claimed that their nationals had been kidnapped, and a day after a South African official said that three of the Burkinabe gold miners had been abducted. Security is one of the major concerns of mining companies and investors in West African nations including Burkina Faso, which has been facing social unrest.

Meanwhile, the department of international relations and cooperation in Pretoria said in a statement: “the government through the South African missions in that region is working with law enforcement agencies.” On the other side there is no further details on the kidnapping of these miners.

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