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    University students teach young Kiwis to do good around the world

    University students teach young Kiwis to do good around the world


    A team of 45 Kiwis hope to build a school in Uganda under a new volunteering scheme being launched by a Christchurch law...

    A team of 45 Kiwis hope to build a school in Uganda under a new volunteering scheme being launched by a Christchurch law student.
    Archaeologists discover 'massive' ancient building in Egypt

    Archaeologists discover 'massive' ancient building in Egypt


    Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a "massive'' ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometres south of...

    Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a "massive'' ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometres south of Cairo.
    Survivor found in capsized Tanzania ferry

    Survivor found in capsized Tanzania ferry


    The death toll soared past 200 while a survivor was found inside a capsized Tanzania ferry two days after the Lake Victoria disaster, officials said Saturday (Sunday NZ time), while search efforts were ending to focus on identifying...

    The death toll soared past 200 while a survivor was found inside a capsized Tanzania ferry two days after the Lake Victoria disaster, officials said Saturday (Sunday NZ time), while search efforts were ending to focus on identifying bodies.
    131 dead after ferry sinks in Tanzania; president calls for arrest

    131 dead after ferry sinks in Tanzania; president calls for arrest


    Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday (Saturday NZ time) as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching...

    Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday (Saturday NZ time) as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore.
    Winston Peters to Pacific nations: 'Face your debts'

    Winston Peters to Pacific nations: 'Face your debts'


    New Zealand has carried out a major reset of its approach to the Pacific, but Foreign Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand can't fix the region's problems alone - the island nations need to face up to their...

    New Zealand has carried out a major reset of its approach to the Pacific, but Foreign Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand can't fix the region's problems alone - the island nations need to face up to their debt.
    Hundreds feared dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes

    Hundreds feared dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes


    At least 44 people are dead after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, a Tanzanian official says, with the death toll expected to rise when rescue efforts...

    At least 44 people are dead after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, a Tanzanian official says, with the death toll expected to rise when rescue efforts resume.
    Meet Captain South Africa; she'd rather not punch criminals

    Meet Captain South Africa; she'd rather not punch criminals


     The usual suspects - Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Darth Vader - roamed at Comic Con Africa. A few African characters were also on display: Kwezi, Captain South Africa and Shaka...

     The usual suspects - Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Darth Vader - roamed at Comic Con Africa. A few African characters were also on display: Kwezi, Captain South Africa and Shaka Zulu.
    South Africa's murder rate up nearly 7 per cent, police say

    South Africa's murder rate up nearly 7 per cent, police say


    South Africa's already high murder rate has increased by about 7 per cent, prompting the police minister to compare the situation to a "war...

    South Africa's already high murder rate has increased by about 7 per cent, prompting the police minister to compare the situation to a "war zone."
    The promise and peril of South African land reform

    The promise and peril of South African land reform


    ANALYSIS: Right-wing groups have been sounding the alarm about proposed land reforms in South Africa, where the ruling African National Congress party is preparing to amend the country's constitution to make it easier for the government to redistribute...

    ANALYSIS: Right-wing groups have been sounding the alarm about proposed land reforms in South Africa, where the ruling African National Congress party is preparing to amend the country's constitution to make it easier for the government to redistribute farmland without compensation.
    Nearly 90 elephants killed for tusks near Botswana wildlife sanctuary, group says

    Nearly 90 elephants killed for tusks near Botswana wildlife sanctuary, group says


    When the Okavango River, a dark green ribbon cutting through the Angolan Highlands, reaches the Kalahari Desert in Botswana it branches out into a fan-shaped network of veins that forms the lush Okavango...

    When the Okavango River, a dark green ribbon cutting through the Angolan Highlands, reaches the Kalahari Desert in Botswana it branches out into a fan-shaped network of veins that forms the lush Okavango Delta.
    Eight killed in munitions depot blast in South Africa

    Eight killed in munitions depot blast in South Africa


    South African authorities say at least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a munitions plant near Cape...

    South African authorities say at least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a munitions plant near Cape Town.
    Egypt says village found in Nile Delta predates pharaohs

    Egypt says village found in Nile Delta predates pharaohs


    Archeologists in Egypt have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the...

    Archeologists in Egypt have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs.
    Air safety warnings around key African hub during strike

    Air safety warnings around key African hub during strike


    Air traffic officials in East Africa are warning of risky conditions for flights in the region around Ethiopia's international airport after air traffic controllers there went on strike over...

    Air traffic officials in East Africa are warning of risky conditions for flights in the region around Ethiopia's international airport after air traffic controllers there went on strike over pay.
    Food poisoning bacteria shigella link to Egyptian hotel where British couple died

    Food poisoning bacteria shigella link to Egyptian hotel where British couple died


    A mother and daughter evacuated from an Egyptian hotel where a British couple died mysteriously are reported to have been found to have the food poisoning bacteria...

    A mother and daughter evacuated from an Egyptian hotel where a British couple died mysteriously are reported to have been found to have the food poisoning bacteria shigella.