Africa

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.

'A cancer in the UN system'

UN peacekeepers face countless allegations of exploiting vulnerable women whose countries are plagued by conflict. ...

UN struggles to deal with sex scandals as number of women raising "peacekeeper babies" rise.

Pistorius injury intentional? video

Last month, South African prosecutors said they would appeal Pistorius' six-year jail sentence.

The jailed double-amputee denies suicide bid but report claims razor blades found in cell.

SA's ruling party suffers election setback

South Africans mocked President Jacob Zuma's recent claim that the ANC would rule until Jesus comes back.

The party of Nelson Mandela had its worst showing at the polls in 22 years.

Why did the snake cross the road?

This is not a speed bump.

To get to the other s-s-s-side. Bad jokes apart, this giant python stopped traffic in South Africa.

US bombs Isis stronghold in Libya

The US has attacked Islamic State targets in Sirte at the request of the Libyan government.

US attacks Islamic State targets in Sirte at the request of the Libyan government.

Zuma's party faces challenge in elections

Opposition parties want to make the most of scandals linked to South African President Jacob Zuma as the country gets ...

South Africa's ruling party faces a robust challenge in municipal elections this week.

120 bodies washed up in Libya in July video

A migrant prays on the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Topaz Responder after being rescued off the coast of Libya.

On one day alone 53 corpses of migrants were found, adding to a grisly toll.

'Giraffe couldn't even stand' video

Craig Busch, known as The Lion Man, is facing fresh claims of animal abuse in South Africa.

Lion Man Craig Busch shown on camera capturing a newborn baby giraffe, but denies animal abuse.

'We just survive' in South Sudan

Chol Wechtuor holds her son Dakhoa, whose name translates as "destruction of the world", inside the United Nations-run ...

Life is tough for its civilians, recently it was reported government soldiers raped woman outside the camp and within view of UN peacepkeepers.

Girl dies after elephant throws rock video

A witness filmed the moments after the elephant threw a rock that struck a girl at the zoo in Morocco.

The elephant threw a stone out of its enclosure and it struck the girl on the head.

Suicide attack close to Somalian airport

Huge blasts have rocked the UN gate in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Ten people killed when two suicide attackers detonated a car-bomb outside the African Union's peacekeeping base in Somalia.

Appeal over Pistorius jail term video

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years' imprisonment for murdering Reeva Steenkamp.

South African prosecutors will appeal the runner's "shockingly lenient" six-year sentence for murder.

US billions for Africa

Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates delivers the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on the ...

Philanthropist Bill Gates has pledged billions to help people throughout Africa.

Salvation for Liberia's ex-lab chimps video

Lucy, an orphaned chimpanzee, wasn't expected to survive.

A Kiwi journalist encounters former laboratory chimps, left on an island to die.

Turning five with South Sudan

Madadr Tuok, 5, from Bentiu, at the Lich Primary School, Bentiu Protection of Civilians site.

On July 9 South Sudan turned five, as did thousands of children who have known only violence.

Zimbabwe crisis deepens

Police officers stand guard during a political rally addressed by Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe in Bindura, north of ...

After 36 years of rule by president Robert Mugabe, the country is again on the brink of collapse.

South Sudan on the verge of war video

A UN truck drives past displaced South Sudanese families resting in a camp for internally-displaced people.

Ceasefire ordered after a fresh wave of violent clashes in the world's newest country.

Twins' plot to blow up US Embassy

The twins were allegedly plotting to blow up the US Embassy in Pretoria

South African siblings planned to undergo terrorist training, then bomb an embassy and Jewish buildings, prosecutors say.

Pistorius' sister speaks out

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years imprisonment for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Aimee Pistorius thanks judge for her brother's sentence, amid criticism that he got off too lightly for murder.

Living in the wild

One of David Lloyd's iconic images.

Kiwi wildlife photographer David Lloyd has come eye-to-eye with some of the most feared animals on earth.

Security concerns for Black Caps

Kane Williamson will lead the New Zealand test cricket side for the first time, against Zimbabwe later this month.

Black Caps monitoring the political situation in Zimbabwe after the capital grinds to a halt amid protests.

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