Africa

American family seeks answers

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

Annie and Robin Korkki were experienced travellers, their brother, Chris, says.

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.

DR Congo death toll hits 44 video

The death has risen to 44 following violent anti-government clashes in the DR Congo.

Opposition HQ burned down following deadly protests against president Joseph Kabila.

Congo clashes leave 17 dead video

A Congolese opposition protester takes a kick at a camera.

​Government buildings torched and police officers killed, as fears grow violence could mushroom.

Warden of the dance video

A South African traffic officer brightened up commuters' journeys by busting out some moves in a Pretoria intersection.

A South African traffic officer brightened up commuters' journeys by busting out some moves in a Pretoria intersection.

Elephant kills tourist taking photo

An elephant walks in the open field within the Amboseli National Park, southeast of Kenya's capital Nairobi.

The animal killed an Italian tourist in Kenya's coastal region after he moved closer to get a better photo.

Tanzania debris from MH370

Malaysian and Australian investigators examine the piece of aircraft debris found on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania.

Piece of aircraft debris discovered off the coast of Tanzania part of missing Malaysia Airlines MH370.

Corpses found on migrant boats

Migrants from Eritrea are seen on an overcrowded wooden vessel during a rescue operation by the Spanish NGO Proactiva, ...

Rescuers pull 650 migrants to safety and recover five bodies from boats off the coast of Libya.

Kenya attackers pledge to IS

Armed policemen speak to a motorist near the central police station after an attack, in the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya.

Letter reportedly from Mombasa attack suspects pledges allegiance to Islamic State.

'Ghost snake' discovered

Madagascarophis lolo or 'ghost snake'.

There it lay, among limestone rocks, deep in the Madagascar jungle.

Lion Man: I'm not a 'monster' video

Lion Man Craig Busch says he does not abuse animals, 'they will get you when you're not looking'.

Lion Man Craig Busch fights claims, saying an abused animal "will get you when you're not looking".

Nigeria gripped with 'catastrophic' famine

Girls walk on a street in Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria August 30, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde       SEARCH "BAMA" FOR ...

About 250,000 children are suffering from extreme starvation, and some are left in the bush to die amid widespread famine.

Five killed as Egypt train derails

Train derailment in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt.

Train goes off the tracks south of Egypt's capital, Cairo, killing five people.

First face transplant patient dies video

Isabelle Dinoire received the world's first partial face transplant in  2006.

Isabelle Dinoire's surgery 11 years ago set the stage for dozens of other transplants worldwide.

School hair rules deemed 'racist' video

Student at Pretoria High School for Girls protest the rules around the hair styles they're allowed to wear.

Teachers at high school allegedly forced black girls to arrange their hair in certain styles. 

7.4 quake in Atlantic Ocean

The strong quake was 10km deep, but the United States Geological Survey said there was no tsunami warning.

A magnitude 7.4 quake has struck in the Atlantic Ocean, though there is no tsunami threat.

A very teenage telling-off

The teenager was terrfied by the approaching lion.

"You guys are the stupidest people in the history of stupidest people," teen declares, after safari scare.

Nigeria launches militant offensive

A special forces battalion moved against militant camps on Friday in an operation "aimed at getting rid of all forms of ...

​Nigeria's military killed five people and arrested 23, in a new offensive in the Niger Delta.

State fail in Pistorius bid

Oscar Pistorius is comforted by family members as he leaves the High Court in Pretoria after sentencing for the murder ...

South African judge denies state prosecutors permission to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence.

World's most mysterious mammal

Zenkerella is no longer an international mammal of mystery, but no scientist in history has ever seen it alive.

Meet the ancient, unknown and totally underappreciated ugly stepsister of the mammal family.

Pistorius heads back to court

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for Reeva Steenkamp's murder.

Former athlete's lawyers say "enough is enough" as prosecutors appeal "lenient" murder sentence.

12yo hunter hits back at haters

Aryanna Gourdin poses with a dead giraffe in Africa.

Aryanna Gourdin's hunting photos from African have shocked the world - not least because she's 12.

I was a child soldier

Abraham Achiek says it took him more than 20 years to overcome the trauma from what he had experienced.

Abraham Achiek experienced and saw things no child should.

Yellow fever global spread feared

The WHO says it needs to vaccinate more than 14 million people in more than 8000 locations around Congo's capital, ...

Mass vaccination campaign to steady deadly yellow fever outbreak which threatens to expand beyond Africa.

Kidnapper caused 'immense' pain

A South African woman who kidnapped three-day-old baby nearly 20 years ago said she bought the baby from a woman who ...

After DNA proves two friends are sisters woman jailed for kidnapping one of them in 1997.

Abducted girls 'suffering'

A still image from a video posted by Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram on social media, shows a girl who ...

An alleged abducted Chibok schoolgirl has appeared on video begging to be allowed home, in exchange for fighters being released.

Boko Haram girls 'in video'

One of the last images of the Chibok girls since their kidnapping.

The Chibok girls vanished in 2014, could this finally be a clue as to their fate?

'Chilli cloud' use for elephant protection

Bombs away: will clouds of chilli keep the elephants from human settlements?

Tanzanians found a new way of keeping elephants away - by throwing condoms filled with chilli powder at them.

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