Africa

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.

Casualties mount up in CAR

An armed fighter belonging to the 3R armed militia displays his weapons in the town of Koui, Central African Republic on ...

Rival armed militias battle in southeastern Central African Republic town, killing at least 22.

'Explicit' show at Sth African prison

Johannesburg prison inmates with scantily-clad dancers were leaked on social media.

Officials face suspension as photos show scantily-clad female entertainers with inmates at Johannesburg prison.

Meet the last of the rhinos

Members of the Maasai Cricket Warriors pose for a photograph with the last surviving male northern white rhino named Sudan.

Sudan is the last surviving male of his kind, and quite possibly the most famous animal on the internet.

The good and the bad news stuff nation

An Ilyushin Il-76 flies over the village of Aburoc during a food drop as part of a joint WFP-Unicef Rapid Response ...

OPINION: The good news: the devastating food crisis in South Sudan has finally improved. The bad news? It has also gotten worse.

Giant squid brings giant danger video

Taylor came across the dying squid off the coast of South Africa.

South African paddle boarder thought he was doing the right thing. Then the tentacles appeared.

Man jailed for baby dangle

"1000 likes or I will drop him", a man pictured holding a baby out of a 15th-floor window in Algeria proclaimed.

"1000 likes or I will drop him", man holding baby out of 15th-floor Algerian window proclaims.

'Harrowing' reports of conflict

Burned vehicles seen at the front gate of the Makala prison after it was attacked by supporters of jailed Christian sect ...

Babies given machete wounds and pregnant women sliced open in Congo violence, which has killed 3300.

Don't build wildebeests a bridge

What are you thinking? There's a croc right behind you!

Thousands mauled to death every year in a slow-motion river horror is a good thing, scientists say.

Killer heat waves on rise video

Holidaymakers enjoy the high temperatures on Blackpool beach as the UK has been officially put on heat wave alert.

"The United States is going to be an oven," new study on deadly heat waves shows.

Four dead in Mali resort attack

The resort near the capital of Bamako is popular with westerners.

Three or four suspected jihadist gunmen took hostages at resort popular with westerners.

Somali pizza siege kills 17

People outside the scene of an attack on a hotel and restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Patrons of a popular pizza restaurant in Somalia hid as attackers hunted them down.

Gunmen hold 20 hostage in restaurant

Armed security forces and rescue personnel are seen at the scene of an attack outside an hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia.

A suicide bomber rammed a car in Somalia's capital Mogadishu and militants stormed in, killing nine.

The catastrophe we know nothing about video

Abdullahi Mohamud, 5, cries next to his mother Sahro Mohamed Mumin, 30, and brother, Abdulrahman Mahamud, 2, as a nurse ...

 Where are the Bob Geldofs and the Bonos as up to 23 million people face the risk of starvation in Africa?

10,000 flee South Africa fires video

A fire rages on a hill near Kynsna, South Africa. About 10,000 people have been evacuated as widespread fires engulf the ...

About 10,000 people have been evacuated from a South African town that has been devastated by large fires.

Eight killed South Africa storm

The Western Cape storm is expected to dump more than 50mm of rain in some areas and trigger waves of up to 12 metres.

Eight people dead as South Africa's tourist base Cape Town hit by worst winter storm in 30 years.

Cautious Comey in Congress? video

Donald Trump fired James Comey on May 9, a step that stunned Washington and intensified scrutiny of the matter.

Ex-FBI chief prepares for highly anticipated testimony, but does he believe Trump obstructed justice?

Deadly blasts hit Aghan mourners video

Afghan policemen arrive at the site of the blasts in Kabul.

They were at a funeral for a man killed in clashes with police when blasts hit.

Kids die in botched vaccine campaign

A United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeeping soldier stands guard as children walk by. [FILE PHOTO]

Children as young as 12 administered vaccines in South Sudan, using a single syringe. 15 of them died.

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