Ten people killed when two suicide attackers detonated a car-bomb outside the African Union's peacekeeping base in Somalia.
South African prosecutors will appeal the runner's "shockingly lenient" six-year sentence for murder.
Philanthropist Bill Gates has pledged billions to help people throughout Africa.
A Kiwi journalist encounters former laboratory chimps, left on an island to die.
On July 9 South Sudan turned five, as did thousands of children who have known only violence.
After 36 years of rule by president Robert Mugabe, the country is again on the brink of collapse.
Ceasefire ordered after a fresh wave of violent clashes in the world's newest country.
South African siblings planned to undergo terrorist training, then bomb an embassy and Jewish buildings, prosecutors say.
Aimee Pistorius thanks judge for her brother's sentence, amid criticism that he got off too lightly for murder.
Kiwi wildlife photographer David Lloyd has come eye-to-eye with some of the most feared animals on earth.
Black Caps monitoring the political situation in Zimbabwe after the capital grinds to a halt amid protests.
It's a great story. British actress faces incredible poverty, wild animals, and rebels in Africa. But is it true?
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.
Audio from voice recorder of crashed plane indicates crew were fighting a fire.
Suicide bomber kills 11 in a Cameroon mosque while 18 die in a bus blast in Somalia.
Data files from crashed flight MS804 are being analysed, and could provide clues about planes final moments.
We look at children in three vastly different countries to see what it means to be young in the world today.
The "tennis-ball sized" stone is to go under the hammer at a public auction, in a break from tradition.
Ian Redmond was supposed to be at a safe distance from the herd. He wasn't.
A Kiwi was in a group ambushed in Nigeria. A local was killed but no-one seems to care.
Three Australians and a New Zealander who survived a five-day abduction ordeal in Nigeria will hopefully be given the all clear to leave the country soon, their Perth-based employer says.
Kiwi kidnapped then released in Nigeria sustained non "life-threatening" wounds.
Massive outbreak as disease, which killed hundreds in Angola, jumps borders.
A massive operation by Nigeria's army rescued thousands held by the Islamist militant group.
Gunmen stormed hotel in Somalia's capital, setting up rooftop snipers and throwing grenades.
Australian man escapes armed kidnapping in Nigeria by hiding under a vehicle during the ambush.
"We'd potentially put a bounty on any New Zealander's head who travels to a dangerous part of the world," says PM.
Rioters looted shops and torched vehicles when the ANC ruling party named a mayoral candidate.
A South African fisherman has shocked himself - and the internet - by snaring a mulloway as big as himself.
Pretty Boy had a bullet lodged in his head for six weeks and appeared to approach vets for help.