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WHO revokes Mugabe appointment video

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, days after his appointment.

Zimbabwean president's "insulting" appointment as goodwill ambassador overturned after outrage.

Vigilante mobs kill nine 'vampires'

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has visited areas affected by the violence.

Police in Malawi arrest 140 suspected vigilantes after wave of lynch mob attacks.

Conjoined twins survive epic journey

Claudine Mukhena and Zaiko Munzadi travelled 1400km over land and air to get their twin babies separated.

Twins "doing well" after surviving a natural birth and a 15-hour trip on the back of a motorbike to receive medical help.

Flight opens up remote St Helena video

Merrill Joshua, a member of the local government, dresses up as Napoleon outside a house where the exiled French ...

Locals are hoping flights into the "world's most useless airport" will bring a steady trickle of aviation thrill-seekers and French history buffs.

Somalia death toll past 300

A general view shows the scene of the explosion.

Death toll from truck bombing in Somalia's capital keeps rising, as people die from their wounds.

Hundreds killed in Somalia attack video

Civilians run from the scene of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Many survivors burned beyond recognition in deadliest attack ever in African nation.

'Rising star' killed in attack video

Maryan Abdullahi, 22, was on the eve of her graduation when she was killed.

Her father was flying in for her graduation. After Somalia's deadliest-ever attack, he'll bury her instead.

Four dead after plane crash video

Rescuers pull the wreckage of a propeller-engine cargo plane from the sea off the Ivory Coast

French army charter plane had just taken off when it went down in heavy rain and lightning off Africa, killing four.

Finding freedom from Boko Haram

Zara, 31, holds her 18-month-old daughter Fatima in Dalori internally displaced persons camp, where they have been ...

Women snatched by militants who stormed their village three years ago are slowly putting their lives back together.

Storm causes chaos in Durban

A container ship blocks the harbour entrance in Durban, South Africa after high winds caused havoc.

South Africa's largest port was closed after a severe storm lashed Durban, killing at least eight people.

Missing commando found dead

A US Army team carries the remains of Dustin Wright, who was killed in the ambush in Niger.

Pentagon kept soldier's disappearance secret as it launched massive search after Special Forces attacked by militants.

Trump, Putin score Nobel nominations

US President Donald Trump's name is in the hat for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

The leaders are long shots. Here are some more realistic contenders.

Rape, sexual slavery as weapons

A woman takes a picture of a United Nations peacekeeper near the Koudoukou Mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic.

Both sides have sexually assaulted, raped and enslaved civilians as revenge against those believed to be supporting the other side.

Lawmakers fight in Uganda video

Chairs go flying as politicans fight in Uganda's parliament for the second straight day in protest of an age limit bill ...

Fighting breaks out in Uganda's parliament for a second day between lawmakers.

Jailed over hand gesture

Egyptian lawyer and ex-Presidential candidate Khaled Ali shouts slogans inside the State Council courthouse after a ...

A challenger to the Egyptian president has been jailed for public indecency after making a hand gesture on courthouse steps.

Gold smuggled in bum

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a man for allegedly trying to smuggle gold and jewellery weighing up to 1kg hidden ...

Customs officers in Sri Lanka arrest a man for trying to smuggle nearly 1kg of gold in his rectum.

Rockets to US 'inevitable'

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York.

North Korean diplomat tells the United Nations that US President Donald Trump is on a "suicide mission".

Did Trump just create a new nation?

Did US President Donald Trump just create a whole new nation?

Did he mean Gambia, Zambia, or Namibia? US president's gaffe gets #Nambia trending on Twitter.

Where is shipwreck's bounty?

Coins were among the bounty on a 1533 Portuguese ship.

Diamond prospectors in Namibia found the bounty from the wreck of a Portugese vessel nearly a decade ago, but no one now knows where that treasure is buried.

Rare white giraffes on film video

This rare white giraffe and its baby have been caught on camera.

The mother and baby were filmed wandering in Kenya, after long-running rumours.

Militants attack convoy

Two police lieutenants were among the 18 killed when Islamic State militants ambushed a police convoy in northern Sinai ...

Islamic State militants ambush police convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing 18 police.

3500-year-old tomb discovered video

A skull and a foot in the recently discovered tomb of Amenemhat, a goldsmith from the New Kingdom in Egypt.

The ancient Egyptian tomb belonged to a royal goldsmith and contains mummies, statues and pottery.

'Sober up, Mr President'

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, is being called "commander in drinks" on social media.

"Be a little bit sober," Kenyan president told as social media dubs him "commander in drinks" after election result thrown out.

Kenyan schoolgirls die in dorm blaze

A parent embraces a student following the deadly fire.

Seven Kenyan schoolgirls are dead and 10 injured after a fire engulfed their boarding school dormitory.

Kenyan court scraps presidential vote video

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga celebrate in Mathare slum after Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's election ...

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's election win nullified for irregularities.

Jail for using a plastic bag video

A woman recycles plastic bags from a river near the Dondora dumpsite in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya gets tough on plastic with police road blocks for bag checks and fines of over $50,000.

From Morningside to Mozambique

Eight Auckland Transport trains are on their way to the African city of Maputo.

Diesel trains once used by Auckland commuters will now rumble through Maputo, in Africa.

Model challenges first lady's immunity video

Gabriella Engels claims to have been assaulted by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe.

Model says Zimbabwe's first lady whipped her with a cord, and wants her to answer for it.

Yemen is broke, and broken stuff nation video

A medical practitioner uses a Mid Upper-Arm Circumference (MUAC) measuring tape on a boy being screened for malnutrition ...

Right now, Yemen has it worse than almost anywhere on the planet.

'Whipping' first lady given immunity

Grace Mugabe, pictured in 2015, is accused of "whipping: a South African model with an electric extension cable.

Accused of "whipping" a model in South Africa, Zimbabwe's first lady flees - legally - in the dead of night.

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