Africa

Doctors in organ trade bust

Some of the doctors arrested in the organ trade bust worked at well-known institutions including university hospitals.

45 people arrested as Egypt uncovers a network accused of illicit international trafficking in human organs.

Psychiatric patients run amok

Kenyan doctors earn as little as $560 per month.

More than 80 patients escaped from a Kenyan hospital during a nationwide strike by health workers over working conditions.

MH370 families offer reward for debris

A wing piece found on Reunion Island was covered in barnacles and was confirmed as belonging to MH370.

Anyone finding debris from doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could receive a financial reward, victims' families say.

Real visas, fake US embassy

The visas were real, but the embassy wasn't.

How did a sham embassy in Ghana issue authentic US visas and birth certificates for a decade?

Apologies for abuse make-up blunder

An actress has concealer applied to fake bruising on a Moroccan TV show.

A Moroccan TV show has apologised for advising makeup to hide bruises from abuse.

From wave of killings to genocide?

A child is treated in hospital after an October attack, targeting vehicles on the road connecting Yei to the capital Juba.

Infants hacked with machetes. Charred bodies with their arms bound ... tales of horror from a once-peaceful town.

Cecil the lion charges dropped

Cecil the lion was in his prime.

The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion has had the charges against him dropped.

Last 5 years hottest on record: UN video

The United Nations weather agency , the WMO, says greenhouse gas emissions had raised the risk of freak events like ...

Mounting evidence heat waves, floods and rising seas are stoked by man-made climate change, the United Nations weather agency says.

Africa's bid to oust LGBT expert

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Married with Pride - two gay men stand hand in hand before a marriage altar featuring an ...

An LGBT human rights expert could see post axed, a month into the job, thanks to hostile African nations.

239 migrants die in shipwrecks

Aid workers from the group Sea-Watch carry out training drills off the coast of Malta in preparation for a mission in ...

At least 239 migrants, believed to be from west Africa, die in two shipwrecks off Libya.

Miss and Mr Albinism pageant video

Winner of the Mr Albinism title, Jairus Ongetta

Titled Beauty Beyond the Skin, the world's first albino beauty contest is held in Kenya to fight prejudice.

What happened in the penthouse?

James Starkey, 36, was allegedly found brutally injured with burn marks in his hotel in Johannesburg, but police say ...

The day after hosting a female guest, murder victim James Starkey was found naked and tied to a chair in his SA apartment.

UN peacekeeping commander fired video

A UN truck drives past displaced South Sudanese families resting in a UN camp in South Sudan in July.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 'deeply distressed' by report into South Sudan peacekeeping force.

Thousands protest fishmonger crushing video

The protest is among the largest seen in Morocco in recent years.

Fourth day of Morocco protests, after man's gruesome death in a garbage truck following police confrontation.

Slain banker 'invited killer in' video

James Starkey worked at financial services firms including Goldman Sachs, Macquarie Bank, Ernst and Young and JP Morgan.

No motive, no suspect. So who did James Starkey allow into his South African apartment - and why?

Banker brutally killed in SA

James Starkey was found dead while on a work secondment in Johannesburg.

James Starkey was staying in an opulent city apartment complex, with layers of security. One day, he didn't show for work.

Prince Harry up for the tusk video

'In a weird way, they know we are here to help, otherwise the wake-up box would be a complete different story, and ...

The prince gets stuck in to help relocate 500 elephants in Africa.

One killed in a Cairo blast

A blast along a main road in Cairo has killed one civilian and injured another.

No immediate claim of responsibility for blast along main road in Cairo that killed one.

Wildlife populations drop 60 per cent

The silverback gorilla is critically endangered and breeding programs are trying to increase numbers.

Human activities are overwhelming the environment and causing worldwide wildlife populations to drop.

Kidnapped girls back with parents

Members of the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign group rejoice at the news of the release of 21 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Jubilation and dancing as parents reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped two years ago.

Pyramid's hidden secrets video

The Pyramid of Khufu, the largest of the Great Pyramids of Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt.

One of the ancient pyramids has two previously unknown "cavities". Could they be undiscovered rooms?

'She belongs in the kitchen'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Berlin, Germany.

Nigerian President dismisses criticism from his wife, saying her place is in the kitchen.

Joy as families wait for reunions video

Some of the released girls pictured at Nigeria State House on Thursday.

Relatives of one of the 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram say they could not wait to be reunited.

21 Chibok girls freed

Footage of the kidnapped schoolgirls from May 2014.

Boko Haram frees 21 of more than 200 girls kidnapped by the jihadist group in 2014 in northern Nigeria.

Raped for being 'too beautiful' video

Aminata Conteh-Biger (centre) in the play, which focuses on the lives of a group of African refugees and their struggles ...

The first time she was raped by her kidnappers, she was told that it was her fault - because of her looks.

Seychelles pair's family wants answers

Annie and Robin Korkki.

Annie and Robin Korkki were experienced travellers. So how did they end up dead in their luxury holiday villa?

Seychelles death shock

Annie and Robin Korkki, in a photo posted on September 20.

Another tourist has died suddenly on the African island, after two American sisters were found dead in their holiday villa.

Sisters' mystery death

US sisters Annie Korkki (left) and Robin Korkki were found dead in their villa at a resort in the Seychelles.

They returned to their Seychelles hotel room after drinking. Then their lifeless bodies were found in their beds.

Drones target elephant poachers

Some poachers in Hwange have used cyanide to poison elephants.

Africa has welcomed the Google and WWF initiative which aims to protect wild animals.

Capsizing kills 43 migrants

After 650 migrants from Eritrea were rescued last week, this is the latest example of people risking everything to make ...

At least 43 are dead after a boat carrying 600 migrants bound for Europe capsized off the coast of Egypt.

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