Central African officials kidnapped by former Muslim rebels have been freed, handed over to UN

January 26, 2015 11:45 AM

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BANGUI, Central African Republic – Eight Central African Republic officials kidnapped by the country's former rebel coalition have been freed.

Central African Republic has seen a spate of kidnappings recently. The country's sports minister was kidnapped Sunday and is still missing. Last week, a Kurdish U.N. staffer, a French aid worker and her local colleague were briefly held.

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