Africa

'Whipping' first lady to get immunity

Grace Mugabe, right, is accused of whipping a South African model with an extension cord.

Accused of whipping a South African model with an extension cord, there's "no way" Zimbabwe's first lady will be arrested.

Mortuaries overwhelmed after killer mudslide video

People inspect the damage after a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, Sierra Leone.

Bodies are seen floating down the streets of Sierra Leone's capital as mudslides and flooding kill more than 300.

Elephant kills hunter

One of the elephants being hunted charged before the group was able to shoot. (File picture)

The elephant charged a group of hunters before they were able to aim and shoot.

Hundreds killed in mudslides

A man moves through the mud and past a submerged car in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Desperate relatives dig through mud as morgue overflows with bodies in Sierra Leone.

18 killed in restaurant attack video

A wounded restaurant customer sits on the ground following the attack.

Burkina Faso security forces kill suspected jihadists after an attack at a restaurant popular with foreigners.

Chopper crash near supremacist rally video

A white supremacist arrives at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, US.

Three people are dead after a car ploughed into a crowd and a helicopter crashed in the US.

Former child soldier finds peace

Grace Arach, former child soldier for the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army.

Grace Arach was abducted at the age of 12, forced to fight for a brutal guerrilla army.

Two dead in Mogadishu blast

Civilians run from the scene of an explosion in Maka al Mukaram Road in Mogadishu, Somalia on July 30.

Suicide bomber blows himself up in front of Mogadishu mosque, killing a soldier.

Egypt train crash kills 36

The damaged carriage after two trains collided near the Khorshid station in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria.

Two trains collided in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, killing 36 people.

Smuggler 'deliberately drowns' dozens

The average age of passengers aboard the boat was 16.

Up to 50 African migrants reportedly pushed off boat when smuggler saw authorities approaching.

Zuma survives vote video

Anti-Zuma protesters march ahead of the vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma in Cape Town, South Africa.

South African President survives a no-confidence vote in most serious attempt to unseat him.

Gunmen kill 11 in Nigerian church

The attack happened in Anambra state.

Death toll rises after gunmen open fire at a Catholic church, no group has claimed responsibility.

Is it Africa or Auckland?

The image of Auckland used by the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality in its advertising.

We know the City of Sails is beautiful, but trying to pass it off as Durban is a step too far.

Photographer and activist Anthony Maturin

Photographer and activist Tony Maturin.

Anthony Maturin exposed the suffering and hardship of people through the lens of his camera.

'Blade Runner' taken to hospital

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the North Gauteng High Court for sentencing in July, 2016. (File photo)

Reportedly suffering chest pains, fallen Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius taken from jail to hospital.

Kenya election official murdered

A boy stands in front of campaign posters of candidates for the role of local representative at the Barut ward, Nakuru, ...

Kenya national election could be thrown into turmoil after election official found murdered.

At least eight dead in collapse

It is unknown how many people were living in the building that collapsed in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos.

Four-story residential building collapses in Nigeria's largest city, killing at least eight people.

HIV boy in remission for years

People gather around lit candles in the shape of a ribbon during a HIV/AIDS awareness campaign ahead of World Aids Day ...

South African boy has been symptom-free for 8.5 years, after just one year of treatment.

Cecil the lion's son killed

Cecil the lion was in his prime when he was killed. Now his son's suffered the same fate.

The killing of a beloved big cat triggered outrage two years ago. Now, his son's suffered the same fate.

'Curious' baboon causes major power cut

The baboon survived an electric shock from the power station and is now being cared for (File picture).

A baboon in Zambia knocked out power to tens of thousands of people for several hours.

Five die rescuing kidnapped journo

The group went missing in a wildlife reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The park rangers were killed while trying to rescue kidnapped colleagues and a US journalist in Congo.

Stadium stampede kills eight

Fans climbed over a wall and ran onto the field after panic broke out in the stands.

Deadly stampede at a football match in the Senegalese capital of Dakar kills at least eight.

Man sat with, then stabbed women video

The man who stabbed two German tourists to death and wounded four others during an attack in Egypt is detained by ...

Egyptian spoke to German women at popular resort, then pulled out a kitchen knife and killed them.

Lioness nurses baby leopard

A leopard cub nurses from a lioness known as Nosikitok in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Typically, a lioness would go out of its way to kill a baby leopard. This photo breaks all the rules.

Mugabe in Singapore for treatment

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is 93 and reportedly travelling overseas regularly for treatment, but still wants to ...

93-year-old Zimbabwean president's wife has previously said he should run in election "as a corpse" if he dies.

23 killed in Egypt bombing

The attack was the deadliest on the Egyptian military this year. (File photo)

It's the deadliest attack on the country's military this year.

Gloves spark racism claims

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters poses for a photo with a child at the soup kitchen in Johannesburg.

Miss South Africa wore white gloves while interacting with black children. Outrage ensued.

Migrant crisis may overwhelm Italy

A migrant embarks on the ship Vos Hestia after being rescued by "Save the Children" NGO in the Mediterranean sea off ...

Even as the tide of flimsy boats washing up on Greece's shores slows to a trickle, Italy is groaning under the influx.

Inside human trafficking

Mothers tend to their children in the women's section of the Tadamon detention centre.

Libya is the biggest jumping-off point for migrants trying to reach Europe. It is also a hell for many.

20 sentenced to death in Egypt

The massacre was believed to be revenge for the deadly breakup of protests staged by supporters of ousted president ...

They were part of the 2013 massacre of more than a dozen policemen.

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