Africa

Survival in South Sudan stuff nation video

A sick child lies in a bed in a UNICEF supported hospital.

COMMENT: As famine hits, how do mothers ensure their vulnerable children stay alive?

South Sudan plunges into famine video

Flora Fai holds her twins, (left to right) Kegi and Yada Jacob, both with malnourishment, at the malnutrition ward in Al ...

100,000 people face dying of hunger, with a further million on the brink of starvation in war-torn African country.

Deadly bombing at market

The bomb was in a car at the Wadajir market.

At least 39 people are dead and 50 others injured after a blast at a busy shopping spot in Somalia's capital.

Mugabe talks up Trump

Robert Mugabe has led Zimbabwe since 1980.

Zimbabwean leader, 93, refuses to stand down from politics and hopes to replicate US President's policy.

Mugabe could hold power as 'corpse'

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe will turn 93 on Tuesday.

Long-standing president's wife says he could run in next year's elections "as a corpse".

Methane kills six at naval base

Salisbury Island naval base in Durban, where six men died after being overcome by methane gas.

Six, including three South African soldiers, dead after being overcome by methane gas leaking from a sewer.

The very hungry caterpillar from Hell video

A crop-eating armyworm is seen on a sorghum plant at a farm near Settlers, in Limpopo province.

A pest invasion in southern Africa is so bad it's "like one of the 10 plagues of the Bible".

Former 'hitman for hire' in NZ

22052016 Newsphoto. SIMON MAUDE / FAIRFAX NZ. Smith & Wesson .357 revolver, .38, pistol, firearm, gun, shooter, ...

He's participated in rapes, torture and up to 20 murders in Zimbabwe. And he's stuck here.

17 die in stadium stampede

Football fans have died in a crowd stampede at a match in Angola.

Death toll mounts after stadium barrier gives way under the weight of hundreds of football fans.

The craft taking a town by storm

Mannequins are serious business in a village north of Cairo.

There is an unlikely industry thriving in a village in Egypt: Mannequin-making.

Gecko sheds, looks like raw chicken

Gecko sheds scales

It looks like a fish until you grab it, then it looks like a naked chicken breast.

Islamist gunmen kill four guards

Somali government soldiers guard a road which was blocked to control motor vehicle traffic, during a security lock down ...

Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, killing four guards.

Left to drown in Venice

No-one jumped in to help the man, who drowned in Venice's Grand Canal. FILE PHOTO.

Onlookers apparently watched on from boats as video surfaces of African man drowning in Venice's Grand Canal.

Militants kill 28 in hotel attack

Destroyed cars seen near the scene of an explosion in front of Dayah hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Car bomb rammed into gate before militants storm inside hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Fairy circles: mystery solved? video

The "fairy circles" of the Namib Desert exhibit strikingly regular spatial patterns, which have long mystified observers.

It is one of nature's head scratchers - the circles seen in distant deserts, but a new theory has emerged.

Suicide blast kills more than 40

Militants detonated an explosives-laden vehicle inside a military camp in Mali's northern city of Gao.

Deadliest suicide bomb attack in Mali's history claims 42 lives and wounds more than 100.

At least 76 killed in air strike video

People walk by the site after a bombing attack of an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria.

At least 76 people killed in accidental Nigerian Air Force strike on a refugee camp.

Nigerian jet bombs refugee camp video

Médecins Sans Frontières/MSF said 120 people were wounded and 52 killed in a bombing on the camp for internally ...

More than 100 people are dead after an air force jet looking for Boko Haram extremists made a horrifying mistake.

Surviving the odds in war-torn South Sudan stuff nation

Nyajime Guet, 4, is held by her father Michael as he sits on a bed at a UNICEF-supported clinic.

Contains distressing images: Weighing just 9 kg and emaciated, four-year-old Nyajime Guet has stared death in the face.

Lions killed for medicine

Three lions have suffered cruel deaths at the hands of poachers.

South African police investigating brutal lion decapitations for medicine.

Ivory Coast calm as mutiny ends video

Unrest spread to at least five Ivory Coast cities and its military headquarters as rebellious troops demanded increased ...

Ivory Coast soldiers end their takeover of cities after a deal with the government.

Zuma's ex-wife given poll boost

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is the potential new leader of the ruling ANC party in South Africa.

South African President Jacob Zuma's ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma could be the country's new leader.

Soldiers open fire after mutiny

Unrest spreads to at least five Ivory Coast cities and its military headquarters as rebellious troops demand increased ...

​Soldiers in Ivory Coast's Bouake have opened fire and trapped the defence minister.

Africa's next top programmer video

Sam Lucas at home in Albany, Auckland, before heading back to  Madagascar early in the year

This Kiwi entrepreneur learned Malagasy and slept in huts for a year - and all to teach African youths to code.

Teen stashed inside a suitcase video

The teenager was found squashed inside a suitcase.

Border officials first became suspicious when they saw a woman using a trolley for just one suitcase.

Dream cars inspire home build video

Moses Ngobeni's home built sports car.

A man with no mechanical experience has fulfilled his childhood goal of building his dream car.

Cheetah numbers declining

There are about 7000 cheetah left in Africa and across to Iran.

Fastest animal on land sprinting towards extinction as habit changes.

Berlin suspect's nephew arrested video

Anis Amri was suspected of driving a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12.

Tunisia arrests three suspected militants over links to man believed to be behind Christmas market truck attack.

Plane hijacked with 118 aboard video

Two hijackers surrender to the Maltese military on the runway at Malta Airport.

Hijackers free all passengers and crew, then surrender, after forcing plane to fly from Libya to Malta.

Festive fake rice plan thwarted

Best Tomato Rice is not the best at all.

Nigeria confiscates enormous plastic rice haul, smuggled in to feed unsuspecting families over Christmas.

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