Africa

Tinder's most eligible bachelor video

Sudan may be a little high-maintenance - he lives with two lady rhinos and has round-the-clock bodyguards.

When this guy says "the fate of the species literally depends on me", he's not spinning a line.

Digging deep for water in dry earth video

A child drinks water at a Unicef-rehabilitated borehole in Kanakurdio in Turkana County, Kenya.

Wells are drying up, crops are dead, animals are dying, and it's feared people won't be far off the same fate.

Fake NZ hospital used in scam

A Google listing for the fictitious St Vincent Ranui Hospital, supposedly in the Wellington suburb of Karori.

Foreign doctors were lured by big salaries at a Wellington hospital - but "St Vincent Ranui" doesn't exist.

Spat over woman's 300kg loss video

Eman Ahmed in an image taken from video posted by the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai on April 19, 2017, after she lost more ...

Doctors claim Eman Ahmed lost 300kg after surgery but now her sister has called them 'liars'.

Heart of Darkness video

Red Cross nurse Gail Corbett photographed during a rescue from a bombed building.

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.

Famous conservationist shot

Kuki Gallmann was airlifted to hospital for treatment.

Kuki Gallmann was shot and wounded while patrolling her ranch in Kenya.

Shearer to meet UN on Sudan crisis

A displaced boy from South Sudan stands next to family belongings in Lamwo after fleeing fighting in Pajok town across ...

"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.

20 children killed in bus crash

The minibus ended up on its side and in flames after the crash.

What caused their minibus to collide with a truck in South Africa remains unclear.

Nigeria arrests 53 gay men

Homosexuality is still illegal in Nigeria, though informal same-sex weddings still occur.

Nigerian police have arrested 53 young men who celebrated a same-sex wedding, charging them with "belonging to a gang of unlawful society".

3000-year-old tomb uncovered

The tomb is the latest discovery of an ancient relics that Egypt hopes will revive a tourist business that has been hit ...

Egyptian archaeologists unearth a tomb built for Userhat, a judge during the New Kingdom period.

Govt buys $250k of 'Plumpy Nut' video

Unicef is providing therapeutic food and medicine to treat children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM), as well as the ...

The government has pledged $250k to buy a special food that will save children from starvation.

Skip a coffee, save a life

Unicef NZ has launched a new fundraising campaign to help feed children in famine-ravaged African nations like South Sudan.

Campaign urges Kiwis to give up a coffee or their smashed avocado treat - but it's not to save for a house.

Pastor's wife to learn fate soon

Sonya Joubert is allegedly hiding in New Zealand. She is wanted in South Africa for her part in a $50m fraud case.

The wife of a South African pastor will soon find out whether she is to be extradited to face $50m fraud charges.

World Food Program workers killed

Two World Food Program porters died of machete wounds and the third was shot. (FILE PHOTO)

Two died of machete wounds and a third was shot in South Sudan, the UN agency says.

Surge in child suicide bombers

A girl kneels near the graves of victims of a suicide bomb attack in Nigeria's capital Abuja.

27 African children have been used in suicide attacks by armed Islamist group Boko Haram this year.

Who is the man dragged from a plane? video

David Dao with his wife Teresa, who is also a doctor.

David Dao's criminal past has emerged amid criticism that it has no bearing on how he was treated.

Suicide bomber kills Somali soldiers

Somalia was rocked by a militant bomb attack at a hotel in the capital Mogadishu in January that killed 28.

A suicide bomber wearing army uniform kills at least nine soldiers at a camp in Somalia's capital.

Sterilising the poor

On 6 December 2016, Awana, aged 1, weighed the same as a new born baby. Pictured at a UNICEF malnutrition treatment ...

OPINION: If your argument comes down to compulsorily sterilising people, you've lost.

Church bombings in Egypt kill dozens video

A relative of one of the victims reacts after a deadly church explosion in Tanta.

Egypt's president imposes a three-month state of emergency after two deadly bombings hit churches, killing at least 44 people.

Fraud accused 'hiding' in NZ

Sonya Joubert lives in Tauranga, but is wanted in South Africa for her alleged part in a $50m fraud case.

In NZ, Sonya Joubert's friends know her as a pastor's wife. In South Africa, she's accused of $50m fraud.

Children in need of nutrition supplies

Thousands of children are struggling to get enough food, and in dire need of treatment for severe malnutrition.

In drought-stricken Kenya, it may be the arrival of international aid, not rains, that will be the difference between life and death.

SA marches against Zuma

Demonstrators take part in a protest calling for the removal of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma in Durban.

Thousands of South Africans have taken to the street demanding their president quit.

Appeal ahead of SA protests

Demonstrators protest against South African President Jacob Zuma's firing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, last week.

There are fears a day of protests planned in South Africa will bring a return to violence.

A long walk, and a longer wait

Almost 400,000 children are acutely malnourished and in urgent need of life-saving treatment.

A desperate father carried his son all night to make it to a Somali treatment centre. Now the waiting begins.

Harry honours Diana's promise video

The late Diana, Princess of Wales, holding a landmine in Angola during a 1997 visit to help a Red Cross campaign outlaw ...

Prince Harry's landmine speech is 'a touching tribute' to the work of his late mother.

What is typhoid fever?

Typhoid is bacterial infection that is a risk in developing countries, but with an outbreak in Auckland, an expert from ...

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.

Pirates hijack Indian vessel

Sunrise over the Arabian Sea from a city beach in central Mogadishu, Somalia.

Somalian pirates return to action, with second attack in weeks, hijackin an Indian commercial vessel.

Pharoah's boat found

An Egyptian scientist works on restoring a piece of the second Khufu boat at a temporary laboratory set up next to the ...

A discovery of part of a ceremonial boat of Cheops, best known for building the largest of Egypt's pyramids.

Kiwi hand up for Ethiopian village video

After visiting Ethiopia, Ashhurst resident Ric Foxley founded an organisation to help support Amlaku Teshome, a young ...

Reading school books under streetlights, runaway Amlaku Teshome​ dreamed of bringing his village out of poverty. 

Suspect hacked family to death

The van Breda family from Perth, Australia, were killed in South Africa in 2015.

South African police found the man sitting outside the house in blood-soaked clothes after the slaying.

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