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Building collapse toll at 42

Rescue workers search for residents feared trapped in the rubble of a six-storey building that collapsed after days of ...

The death toll from the collapse of a building in the Kenyan capital a week ago has reached 42.

Kenya's forced anal exams 'inhuman'

People march in the annual NYC Gay Pride parade in New York City in this June 28, 2015 file photo. For months, gay ...

Two Kenyan men want a ruling that enforced anal examinations are unconstitutional.

Baby survives 80 hours in rubble

Ralson Saisi Wasike, father to Dealeryn Saisi Wasike, a baby girl rescued from the rubble, sings in joy inside a Kenya ...

Rescue workers pull six-month-old baby girl from rubble of a building collapse in Kenya's capital.

Nigeria loses $21b in fraud

Nigerien soldiers walk past a customs signpost in Duji.

Around $21 billion was stolen from Nigeria through fraudulent arms procurement deals, the vice president says.

Ivory burn 'heartbreaking' video

Fire burns part of an estimated 105 tonnes of ivory and a tonne of rhino horn confiscated from smugglers and poachers at ...

Ex-NZ PM Helen Clark is in Kenya to watch thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns go up in flames.

'Lion Air' lands in South Africa video

One of the 33 lions looks from a cage after their arrival in Johannesburg.

These passengers are not to be messed with as 33 rescue lions land in South Africa, and a new home.

12 dead in Nairobi building

Rescue workers search for residents feared trapped in the rubble of a six-storey building that collapsed after days of ...

Rescue workers race to save more residents from the rubble of a six-storey building in Nairobi after it collapsed.

New life awaits circus lions video

All the lions were starving when they were rescued, said Animal Defenders International.

They were found starving, with missing claws and smashed teeth. But a new life awaits 33 rescued lions.

11 shot dead at military barracks

The shootings happened in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa.

A disgruntled soldier is suspected of gunning down eight other soldiers and three civilians at a military barracks.

Piracy in Gulf of Guinea 'alarming'

A naval officer mans a machine gun on a boat off Nigeria's coast in 2013. The US says there is an alarming increase in ...

With 32 attacks off Nigeria's coast so far this year, fears are growing about the impact of pirates.

Pistorius family condemns claims

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius appears in Pretoria Magistrates Court for an indictment hearing.

Claims in a new book that Oscar Pistorius beat his girlfriend with a cricket bat labeled "outrageous".

South Africa's first Starbucks

Starbucks is the latest US chain to court brand-conscious consumers in South Africa.

Scores of Johannesburg locals lined up to buy a first Starbucks coffee in sub-Saharan Africa.

New Pistorius evidence

Oscar Pistorius is currently under house arrest at his uncle's home in Pretoria.

Forensic experts claim Oscar Pistorius hit Reeva Steenkamp with a cricket bat before shooting her dead.

Springbok logo under threat

South African rugby stars Willie du Plessis and Bryan Habana wearing the dual emblems of the Springbok and Protea.

Renewed calls to replace famous rugby emblem considered a hangover from South Africa's apartheid past.

UN warns of Western Sahara war

Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar speaks during a news conference on a dispute with the United Nations. ...

UN Secretary-General recommends extending peacekeeping mission in disputed territory of Western Sahara.

UN motorcade hits boy in Cameroon

U.S. Ambassador to United Nations Samantha Power.

Samantha Power's motorcade has struck and killed a 7-year-old boy in Cameroon.

Pistorius sentencing set for June

Oscar Pistorius speaks to his lawyer Barry Roux at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa during a bail ...

Oscar Pistorius will face sentencing in June following his conviction for murdering his girlfriend.

Bound by violence freed by dreams gallery

Nasir Hussaman, left, and Lanzi Muhammed collect water from one of the UNICEF‐built water points in Dar Es Salam refugee ...

Surivors of conflict across Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad share their stories.

Escapee lion gets new home

Sylvester has escaped twice, but will now get a new home.

Sylvester will be sent to bond with two lionesses and learn how to become a dominant male.

Egypt's high hopes for tourism

Tourists smile and cheer as they take a souvenir photo in front of the Sphinx at the Giza Pyramids on the outskirts of ...

Egypt is confident of luring back millions of foreign visitors and putting a smile on their faces.

Car bomb kills three in Somalia

A man is questioned and searched during random vehicle check as part of an operation by Somali security forces against ...

A car bomb outside a restaurant in the Somali capital has killed three people and wounded five.

30,000 displaced people without aid

An internally displaced girl stands next to a bag of corn and soy flour provided by the World Food Program in Muhuya ...

Tens of thousands of people were forced to flee because of fighting, and have now become cut off from aid.

Love brings Hope back to life

Hope is now unrecognisable weeks after being taken off the streets.

The Nigerian toddler who was left to die in the streets earlier this year is now unrecognisable.

Zuma defeats impeachment vote

South African President Jacob Zuma apologised for the frustration the scandal had caused but said he acted in good faith.

South African President Jacob Zuma has escaped impeachment for violating the constitution.

Strike killed al Shabaab leader

New recruits belonging to the al Shabaab militant group march during a passing out parade at a military training base in ...

Hassan Ali Dhoore was involved in the planning of high-profile attacks, says the Pentagon.

Gunfire in Republic of Congo capital

Smoke rises near the compound of the local government office of Makelekele, which was set on fire by opposition ...

Firefights as police battle militia fighters in Brazzaville.

Zuma facing impeachment motion

A top South African court ruled President Jacob Zuma violated the constitution by ignoring calls to repay $16 million ...

South African parliament to debate a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma.

Secret King Tut chamber? video

Archaeologists in Egypt await the preliminary results from scans of Tutankhamun's tomb.

Egyptologists invited to review new scans of King Tutenkahmun's tomb to investigate possible secret chambers.

Kazal and Sydney connection video

Tony Kazal (circled), the Sydney connection to the Unaoil bribery scandal, is escorted to a private jet.

Sydney businessman Tony Kazal and his brothers are masters at cosying up to power.

Why we must act on corruption

The Ahsani clan (from left) Saman, Cyrus and Ata, who run the Monaco-based oil company Unaoil at the centre of worldwide ...

In the FBI's world view, corporate crime and terrorism are closely intertwined.

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