Meet the ancient, unknown and totally underappreciated ugly stepsister of the mammal family.
Former athlete's lawyers say "enough is enough" as prosecutors appeal "lenient" murder sentence.
Aryanna Gourdin's hunting photos from African have shocked the world - not least because she's 12.
Abraham Achiek experienced and saw things no child should.
Mass vaccination campaign to steady deadly yellow fever outbreak which threatens to expand beyond Africa.
After DNA proves two friends are sisters woman jailed for kidnapping one of them in 1997.
An alleged abducted Chibok schoolgirl has appeared on video begging to be allowed home, in exchange for fighters being released.
The Chibok girls vanished in 2014, could this finally be a clue as to their fate?
Tanzanians found a new way of keeping elephants away - by throwing condoms filled with chilli powder at them.
UN struggles to deal with sex scandals as number of women raising "peacekeeper babies" rise.
The jailed double-amputee denies suicide bid but report claims razor blades found in cell.
The party of Nelson Mandela had its worst showing at the polls in 22 years.
To get to the other s-s-s-side. Bad jokes apart, this giant python stopped traffic in South Africa.
US attacks Islamic State targets in Sirte at the request of the Libyan government.
South Africa's ruling party faces a robust challenge in municipal elections this week.
On one day alone 53 corpses of migrants were found, adding to a grisly toll.
Lion Man Craig Busch shown on camera capturing a newborn baby giraffe, but denies animal abuse.
Life is tough for its civilians, recently it was reported government soldiers raped woman outside the camp and within view of UN peacepkeepers.
The elephant threw a stone out of its enclosure and it struck the girl on the head.
Ten people killed when two suicide attackers detonated a car-bomb outside the African Union's peacekeeping base in Somalia.
South African prosecutors will appeal the runner's "shockingly lenient" six-year sentence for murder.
Philanthropist Bill Gates has pledged billions to help people throughout Africa.
A Kiwi journalist encounters former laboratory chimps, left on an island to die.
On July 9 South Sudan turned five, as did thousands of children who have known only violence.
After 36 years of rule by president Robert Mugabe, the country is again on the brink of collapse.
Ceasefire ordered after a fresh wave of violent clashes in the world's newest country.
South African siblings planned to undergo terrorist training, then bomb an embassy and Jewish buildings, prosecutors say.
Aimee Pistorius thanks judge for her brother's sentence, amid criticism that he got off too lightly for murder.
Kiwi wildlife photographer David Lloyd has come eye-to-eye with some of the most feared animals on earth.
Black Caps monitoring the political situation in Zimbabwe after the capital grinds to a halt amid protests.