Thomas Scheen kidnapped in Congo

Thomas Scheen has been named as the Belgian journalist kidnapped by the Mai Mai in the village of Mabenga in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sheen works for the German daily, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,

“Contacts have been opened with people involved or able to help with his release,” he added.
The abduction happened in the area in the east of the country where fighting has been taking place this week between elements loyal to rebel general Laurent Nkunda and pro-government militia.
“It seem that the demands (of the kidnappers) are not of a purely political nature but it’s not totally clear,” the foreign ministry spokesman said. link