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Doc abducted in Ethiopia freed safely
A Japanese woman kidnapped by an armed group in Ethiopia in September has been freed, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday morning.
The ministry said it confirmed Keiko Akahane, a 32-year-old doctor, had no major injuries and was in good condition. Wilhem Sools, a Dutch male nurse who was abducted with Akahane, also was released safely, the ministry said.
Akahane and the nurse work for the French medical aid group Medicins du Monde (MDM).
Akahane was released Wednesday afternoon, and was handed over to MDM. MDM then reported her release to the Japanese Embassy in …