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Stunning footage shows a whale and a pod of dolphins tucking into some food together

A whale and pod of dolphins tucking into some food together off the shores of Fish Hoek, South Africa.

Film captured off the shores of Fish Hoek, South Africa by passengers aboard The Wizard who were treated to an incredible sight as a huge pod of dolphins were gathering fish and a gigantic whale surfaces among them.

Vaccine deserts: Countries with no Covid-19 jabs at all

Doctors caring with Covid-19 patients ferry medical equipment, at the Farcha provincial hospital in N'Djamena, Chad.

In Africa, in the Americas - and even in the Pacific - countries have no Covid-19 vaccines. And that's an issue for the whole world.

More world leaders support the easing of Covid-19 vaccine patents

The decision to remove patent protections on Covid vaccines is up to the 164-member World Trade Organisation, and if ...

Several leaders have praised the United States' call to remove patent protections on vaccines and expand their global reach — others are hesitant.

Woman gives birth to nine babies in Morocco

Medical staff are checking the babies regularly, with mother and babies reported to be doing well.

The Malian woman was told to expect seven babies, but instead gave birth to nine — breaking a world record.

Canterbury Museum facing pressure to return Nigerian taonga video

Canterbury Museum has the biggest collection of Benin Art in Australasia.

Germany has agreed to return priceless stolen artefacts to Africa and Canterbury Museum is now facing pressure to do the same.

Lion breeding for cub petting to be banned in South Africa

Lion breeding in South Africa and trade in products such as their bones should be ended, says the country’s environment ...

Lion breeding and trade in products such as their bones will be stopped.

Swimming banned on island with too many shark attacks

There have been more than 50 attacks recorded in the waters of the island between 1988 to 2016.

An Island in the Indian Ocean has become so notorious for shark attacks, swimming and surfing is banned outside its coral lagoon.

Egypt archaeologists unearth 110 ancient tombs

The ancient burial tombs unearthed recently, some with human remains, in the Koum el-Khulgan archaeological site.

Human remains of adults and children and funerary equipment and pottery objects were also found in these tombs.

How new discoveries are rewriting ancient Egypt's history

The bones of an ancient Egyptian child at Zahi Hawass's site.

With every discovery, the government's hopes rise that more tourists will arrive.

Military says Chad's president killed on battlefield

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 file photo, Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno, center-right, meets with French ...

Chad’s longtime leader has died of wounds from a visit to the front line - just hours after he was declared the winner of an election that would have given him another six years in power.

Rwanda report blames France for 'enabling' the 1994 genocide

The French government bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide”, according to a new ...

The French government bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide", according to new report on France's role in Rwandan genocide.

Wildfire Rages On Cape Town Table Mountain video

A helicopter drops water over a fire at Rhodes Memorial on Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, April 18, ...

A fire on South Africa's Table Mountain spread to the University of Cape Town forcing evacuations.

Niger in ‘total mourning’ as 20 pre-school children perish in fire play stuff

The cause of the fire is under investigation but teachers have highlighted problem of putting classrooms in makeshift huts.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but teachers have highlighted problem of putting classrooms in makeshift huts.

Hope in Hell: South Sudan

In one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters, there is a glimmer of hope.

In one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters, there is a glimmer of hope.

Egypt impounds Ever Given, seeks over $1b for Suez Canal jam

Egyptian authorities confiscated the Ever Given that blocked the Suez Canal last month amid a financial dispute with its ...

After a fanatic effort to move the Ever Given, Egypt authorities now say the cargo vessel isn't allowed to leave.

The man who dug out the stuck Ever Given hasn't received his overtime

28-year-old excavator operator Abdullah Abdul-Gawad said he and his colleagues have yet to fully receive any official ...

Excavator operator Abdullah Abdul-Gawad worked until he was "half-dead with exhaustion" to clear the Suez Canal, but says he's yet to receive any real recognition for his efforts.

Egypt prosecutors claim 'gross negligence' behind train crash

Egyptians gather around mangled train carriages at the scene of a train accident that killed at least 18 people and ...

A driver and assistant allegedly deactivated a safety system, prosecutors in Egypt say over crash that left at least 18 dead in March.

Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of ancient city

Dr. Zahi Hawass talks to the media in a 3,000-year-old lost city in Luxor province, Egypt.

Archaeologists found brick houses, artefacts, and tools from pharaonic times at the site of the 3,000-year-old lost city.

Rare footage of the world's biggest seagrass meadow play stuff

Scientists on board a Greenpeace ship have been exploring what they believe is the world's largest seagrass meadow, ...

The scientists who have been exploring it believe that it's the size of Switzerland, and it could be a crucial tool in the battle against climate change.

Is the future of Africa’s rhinos finally looking hopeful? play stuff

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically reduced the tourism that helps fund rhino conservation and protection efforts.

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically reduced the tourism that helps fund rhino conservation and protection efforts.

'Extraordinary': A 3000-year-old 'lost golden city' unearthed in Egypt

The lost city is the latest in a series of archaeological discoveries unearthed in recent months across the country.

"The discovery of this lost city is the second most important archaeological discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamen."

Gunmen free over 1,800 from Nigerian prison play stuff

Rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns and explosives were used to free some 1,800 prisoners from a jail in ...

Rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns and explosives were used to free some 1,800 prisoners from a jail in southeastern Nigeria.

Egypt seeks out-of-court settlement for Suez Canal blockage

The unprecedented six-day shutdown, which raised fears of extended delays, goods shortages and rising costs for ...

Egyptian authorities are negotiating a financial settlement with the owners of the massive vessel that blocked the crucial waterway for nearly a week.

Covid-19 endangering those banished to Ghana's ‘witch’ camps play stuff

Ghana camp

The lives of Ghanaians, who had to leave their homes due to witchcraft allegations, are further at risk during the coronavirus pandemic.

Egypt's first female ship's captain 'wrongly blamed' for Suez Canal blockage

In 2015, Marwa Elselehdar became the first female Egyptian captain to cross the newly-expanded Suez Canal.

Marwa Elselehdar was the victim of a fake news campaign blaming her for grounding the Ever Given — despite working on a ship hundreds of miles away.

Suez Canal backlog cleared

The Suez Canal Authority says the backlog of ships has finally been cleared.

A total of 422 ships have passed through the canal since the skyscraper-size ship was freed on March 29. And now the canal is back to business as usual.

Egyptian mummies pass through Cairo in parade of ancient rulers

Security was tight in the capital, with authorities closing off major streets and intersections along the route for the ...

But some say disturbing the dead has awakened the 'curse of the pharaohs', and led to a recent spate of misfortune for Egypt.

Traffic jam eases in Suez Canal after ship was unblocked

Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, is seen in Egypt's Great Bitter Lake on March 30.

The maritime traffic jam on both ends of Egypt's Suez Canal is continuing to ease further, four days after the dislodging of a massive container ship that had blocked the waterway.

Inside the 144-hour scramble to free the giant ship stuck in the Suez Canal

The deep-sea tug Carlo Magno aids efforts to dislodge the container ship, pulling from the south.

The massive operation to dislodge the Ever Given and save global trade hinged on super-tugs, dredgers and prayers for a high tide.

Egypt expects $1.4 billion in damages from ship stuck in Suez Canal

It seems the ship's massive weight, about 220,000 tonnes, could make it impossible to dislodge and float.

Colossal ship and its cargo might not be allowed to leave Egypt if the issue of damages goes to court, a top canal official has warned.

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