Africa

Felled elephant squashes hunter

Theunis Botha was squashed by an elephant felled by gun fire while on a big game hunt in Zimbabwe.

A famed big game hunter who used hounds to hunt leopards and lions met his end under an elephant.

Freed schoolgirls reunite with families

One of the newly released 82 Chibok school girls reunites with her family in Abuja, Nigeria.

Families rushed through the crowd and embraced the girls, who they hadn't seen for three years.

Christian sect attacks Congo prison

Congo's Foreign Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba said the prison's most prominent prisoners had not managed to escape.

Supporters of a jailed Christian sect leader attack the prison holding him, freeing him and 50 other inmates.

Army moves in on mutinous soldiers video

A mutinous soldier is seen in Bouake, Ivory Coast.

Heavy gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast's two largest cities as the military try to quash a four-day nationwide army mutiny.

Second Ebola case confirmed

The latest Ebola outbreak is the Democratic Republic of Congo's eighth, the most of any country.

Health officials were trying to trace 125 people thought to be linked to the cases in Congo.

New Ebola outbreak

The latest Ebola outbreak is the Democratic Republic of Congo's eighth, the most of any country.

Person in Democratic Republic of Congo who died of haemorrhagic fever tests positive for Ebola.

One lion remains on loose

Authorities were searching for five lions that escaped from Kruger Park in South Africa (file photo).

South African wildlife rangers recapture four of five lions that broke out of Kruger Park.

War displaces children

A child displaced due to fighting in South Sudan arrives in Lamwo after fleeing fighting in Pajok town across the border ...

War and famine have forced more than two million children in South Sudan to flee their homes.

Migrants feared dead

A child migrant is brought onto the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix during a rescue ...

Bodies wash up on Libyan beach, including an infant, as more than 200 migrants feared dead.

82 freed girls arrive in capital video

The freed schoolgirls board a helicopter for a flight to Nigeria's capital.

Girls released by Nigerian extremists after 2014 abduction to meet country's president.

82 kidnapped girls freed: officials

Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram released a video last year showing the girls they abducted.

Numbers rise from earlier reports of Nigerian girls' release after three years in captivity.

Mugabe henchman leaves NZ

William Nduku claims that he was involved in about twenty murders, several rapes and the torture of numerous people ...

Rapist and torturer played a part in 20 murders as a member of Zimbabwe's secret place.

Rapist, murderer leaves NZ video

Police officers clash with political protesters during a protest in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.

He said he faced death back in Zimbabwe - but immigration minister refused to grant him a visa.

Tinder's most eligible bachelor video

Sudan may be a little high-maintenance - he lives with two lady rhinos and has round-the-clock bodyguards.

When this guy says "the fate of the species literally depends on me", he's not spinning a line.

Digging deep for water in dry earth video

A child drinks water at a Unicef-rehabilitated borehole in Kanakurdio in Turkana County, Kenya.

Wells are drying up, crops are dead, animals are dying, and it's feared people won't be far off the same fate.

Fake NZ hospital used in scam

A Google listing for the fictitious St Vincent Ranui Hospital, supposedly in the Wellington suburb of Karori.

Foreign doctors were lured by big salaries at a Wellington hospital - but "St Vincent Ranui" doesn't exist.

Spat over woman's 300kg loss video

Eman Ahmed in an image taken from video posted by the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai on April 19, 2017, after she lost more ...

Doctors claim Eman Ahmed lost 300kg after surgery but now her sister has called them 'liars'.

Heart of Darkness video

Red Cross nurse Gail Corbett photographed during a rescue from a bombed building.

Red Cross nurse Gail Corbett has spent seven years working in countries ravaged by war, drought and famine. Tired of being an observer, it was simply her time to help, she tells Bess Manson.

Famous conservationist shot

Kuki Gallmann was airlifted to hospital for treatment.

Kuki Gallmann was shot and wounded while patrolling her ranch in Kenya.

Shearer to meet UN on Sudan crisis

A displaced boy from South Sudan stands next to family belongings in Lamwo after fleeing fighting in Pajok town across ...

"It's hard, it's tough...but it's also kind of a privilege," Shearer says ahead of UN Security Council meeting on South Sudan.

20 children killed in bus crash

The minibus ended up on its side and in flames after the crash.

What caused their minibus to collide with a truck in South Africa remains unclear.

Nigeria arrests 53 gay men

Homosexuality is still illegal in Nigeria, though informal same-sex weddings still occur.

Nigerian police have arrested 53 young men who celebrated a same-sex wedding, charging them with "belonging to a gang of unlawful society".

3000-year-old tomb uncovered

The tomb is the latest discovery of an ancient relics that Egypt hopes will revive a tourist business that has been hit ...

Egyptian archaeologists unearth a tomb built for Userhat, a judge during the New Kingdom period.

Govt buys $250k of 'Plumpy Nut' video

Unicef is providing therapeutic food and medicine to treat children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM), as well as the ...

The government has pledged $250k to buy a special food that will save children from starvation.

Skip a coffee, save a life

Unicef NZ has launched a new fundraising campaign to help feed children in famine-ravaged African nations like South Sudan.

Campaign urges Kiwis to give up a coffee or their smashed avocado treat - but it's not to save for a house.

Pastor's wife to learn fate soon

Sonya Joubert is allegedly hiding in New Zealand. She is wanted in South Africa for her part in a $50m fraud case.

The wife of a South African pastor will soon find out whether she is to be extradited to face $50m fraud charges.

World Food Program workers killed

Two World Food Program porters died of machete wounds and the third was shot. (FILE PHOTO)

Two died of machete wounds and a third was shot in South Sudan, the UN agency says.

Surge in child suicide bombers

A girl kneels near the graves of victims of a suicide bomb attack in Nigeria's capital Abuja.

27 African children have been used in suicide attacks by armed Islamist group Boko Haram this year.

Who is the man dragged from a plane? video

David Dao with his wife Teresa, who is also a doctor.

David Dao's criminal past has emerged amid criticism that it has no bearing on how he was treated.

Suicide bomber kills Somali soldiers

Somalia was rocked by a militant bomb attack at a hotel in the capital Mogadishu in January that killed 28.

A suicide bomber wearing army uniform kills at least nine soldiers at a camp in Somalia's capital.

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