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Update on the Amanda Lindhout kidnap in Somalia

Amanda Lindhout and Nigel Brennan are safe and still being held in Somalia according to Reporters Without Borders. The two journalists were kidnapped in August along with their Somali fixers. A ransom deadline, for an alleged $2.5 million, passed a month ago.
"What we can confirm is they are fine, in the same place and in the hands of the same group." [said Leonard Vincent, Africa desk chief of Paris-based Reporters without Borders] link
We continue to update the situation on the kidnap in this post as and when we receive any news.