When this guy says "the fate of the species literally depends on me", he's not spinning a line.
Wells are drying up, crops are dead, animals are dying, and it's feared people won't be far off the same fate.
Foreign doctors were lured by big salaries at a Wellington hospital - but "St Vincent Ranui" doesn't exist.
Doctors claim Eman Ahmed lost 300kg after surgery but now her sister has called them 'liars'.
Red Cross nurse Gail Corbett has spent seven years working in countries ravaged by war, drought and famine. Tired of being an observer, it was simply her time to help, she tells Bess Manson.
Kuki Gallmann was shot and wounded while patrolling her ranch in Kenya.
"It's hard, it's tough...but it's also kind of a privilege," Shearer says ahead of UN Security Council meeting on South Sudan.
What caused their minibus to collide with a truck in South Africa remains unclear.
Nigerian police have arrested 53 young men who celebrated a same-sex wedding, charging them with "belonging to a gang of unlawful society".
Egyptian archaeologists unearth a tomb built for Userhat, a judge during the New Kingdom period.
The government has pledged $250k to buy a special food that will save children from starvation.
Campaign urges Kiwis to give up a coffee or their smashed avocado treat - but it's not to save for a house.
The wife of a South African pastor will soon find out whether she is to be extradited to face $50m fraud charges.
Two died of machete wounds and a third was shot in South Sudan, the UN agency says.
27 African children have been used in suicide attacks by armed Islamist group Boko Haram this year.
David Dao's criminal past has emerged amid criticism that it has no bearing on how he was treated.
A suicide bomber wearing army uniform kills at least nine soldiers at a camp in Somalia's capital.
OPINION: If your argument comes down to compulsorily sterilising people, you've lost.
Egypt's president imposes a three-month state of emergency after two deadly bombings hit churches, killing at least 44 people.
In NZ, Sonya Joubert's friends know her as a pastor's wife. In South Africa, she's accused of $50m fraud.
In drought-stricken Kenya, it may be the arrival of international aid, not rains, that will be the difference between life and death.
Thousands of South Africans have taken to the street demanding their president quit.
There are fears a day of protests planned in South Africa will bring a return to violence.
A desperate father carried his son all night to make it to a Somali treatment centre. Now the waiting begins.
Prince Harry's landmine speech is 'a touching tribute' to the work of his late mother.
Typhoid is a risk in developing countries, but with an outbreak in Auckland, an expert from South Africa explains the causes, symptoms and cures of typhoid fever.
Somalian pirates return to action, with second attack in weeks, hijackin an Indian commercial vessel.
A discovery of part of a ceremonial boat of Cheops, best known for building the largest of Egypt's pyramids.
Reading school books under streetlights, runaway Amlaku Teshome dreamed of bringing his village out of poverty.
South African police found the man sitting outside the house in blood-soaked clothes after the slaying.