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Zimbabwe's election campaign season took a worrying turn when a crude bombing at a speech delivered by President Emmerson Mnangagwa appeared to be an attempt on his life.
Sara Netanyahu, wife of the Israeli prime minister, has long been plagued by allegations of living a lavish lifestyle with the taxpayers' money, and squabbling with staff and meddling in state affairs. She's now charged with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust.
A group of tourists visiting Serengeti park in Tanzania have learned the hard way to never try to pat a lion.
For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bush meat along the Congo River.
A man fatally stabbed two people and wounded several others at a mosque near the South African city of Cape Town before police shot and killed the attacker, local authorities said.
A 23-year-old South African man was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday (Thursday night NZ Time) for the 2015 axe murders of his parents and brother in an affluent housing estate.
A Protestant pastor has been killed by a crocodile during a baptism ceremony in an Ethiopian lake, the BBC has reported.
Travelling on foot, boat and motorcycle through Congo's dense rain forest, Adalbert Wanza's brothers came with grave news.
The year Fredie Blom was born, in 1904, Rolls-Royce rolled out its first car and the Wright Brothers took flight.
Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases on Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million.
A South African man has been found guilty of murdering three members of his immediate family on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time), more than three years after the gruesome attack in an upscale housing estate that shocked the nation.
This election season has been the most violent in Mexico's recent history, with 36 candidates killed since September, and dozens of other politicians and campaign officials slaughtered.
Hopes of containing a growing outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo are pinned on an experimental vaccine that was tested in 2015 during a major outbreak of the disease.
Two British tourists have been released in eastern Congo two days after being kidnapped, according to announcements on Sunday by Virunga National Park and the British foreign secretary.
Twenty-six people were killed and seven others wounded in an attack in a rural area of Burundi, the country's security minister said Saturday (overnight NZ time), calling it the work of a "terrorist group" he did not identify.
OPINION: It's a part of the world that the world had forgotten – until now. In remote Congo, there are 18 dead and 33 suspected cases of the nightmare virus ebola.
Noura Hussein had no desire to get married. She was about 16, an aspiring teacher who hadn't even finished high school. But the Sudanese teenager's family forced her to marry the man of their choosing, a cousin, against her will. Her family made a contract with the groom's family, and the marriage was settled.
A hospital director said on Thursday (Friday NZ Time) there are five new suspected cases of Ebola in Congo's northwestern town of Bikoro, where an outbreak of the often deadly hemorrhagic fever was declared this week.
A dam burst its banks in Kenya's Rift Valley, killing at least 41 people and forcing hundreds from their homes, officials said on Thursday. At least 20 of the dead were children, police said.