By Dana Borcea
The Hamilton Spectator(Apr 19, 2007)
Said Maktal of Hamilton has waged an exhausting and often lonely battle for information about his cousin who disappeared in Africa more than three months ago.
He has hired lawyers, petitioned politicians and spent countless hours glued to his computer hunting for clues. The father of two has sacrificed work, sleep and time with his infant daughter and newborn son.
He says he has no choice. His cousin's life is on the line and family members around the
world expect that as a Canadian, Maktal can save him.