Congo militia holds journalist

A German reporter has been kidnapped by a militia group in eastern Congo.

A German reporter has been kidnapped by a militia group in eastern Congo.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper said veteran Africa correspondent and Belgian citizen Thomas Scheen was taken by members of a pro-government militia known as the Mai Mai.

The paper said: “While covering the crisis region in eastern Congo he was taken between the two fronts and imprisoned.”

The German Foreign Ministry said it was trying to clarify the situation.

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