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    Zimbabwe's president narrowly escapes apparent assassination attempt

    Zimbabwe's president narrowly escapes apparent assassination attempt


    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...

    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.
    Israel's Sara Netanyahu not the first leader's wife accused of corruption

    Israel's Sara Netanyahu not the first leader's wife accused of corruption


    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...

    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.
    Safari tourists' close encounter with a lion

    Safari tourists' close encounter with a lion


    A group of tourists visiting Serengeti park in Tanzania have learned the hard way to never try to pat a...

    A group of tourists visiting Serengeti park in Tanzania have learned the hard way to never try to pat a lion.
    Congo's Ebola outbreak poses challenges for bush meat

    Congo's Ebola outbreak poses challenges for bush meat


    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...

    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.
    South African police shoot knife-wielding attacker dead after fatal attack at mosque

    South African police shoot knife-wielding attacker dead after fatal attack at mosque


    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...

    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.
    South African man gets three life sentences for axe murders of family

    South African man gets three life sentences for axe murders of family


    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...

    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.
    Congo announces six new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

    Congo announces six new confirmed cases of Ebola virus


    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...

    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.
    South African man, 23, found guilty of axe murders of family

    South African man, 23, found guilty of axe murders of family


    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...

    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.
    36 local candidates have been assassinated in Mexico, and the election is still 2 months away

    36 local candidates have been assassinated in Mexico, and the election is still 2 months away


    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...

    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.
    As Ebola outbreak threatens African countries, experimental vaccine is main hope

    As Ebola outbreak threatens African countries, experimental vaccine is main hope


    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...

    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 freed after being kidnapped in Congo

    Two British tourists freed after being kidnapped in Congo


    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...

    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.
    26 people killed in Burundi 'terrorist' attack: Official

    26 people killed in Burundi 'terrorist' attack: Official


    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...

    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.
    Jonathan Milne: NZ will not be bullied by Trump and his Big Pharma donors

    Jonathan Milne: NZ will not be bullied by Trump and his Big Pharma donors


    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...

    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.
    She fatally stabbed her husband as he allegedly raped her

    She fatally stabbed her husband as he allegedly raped her


    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...

    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.
    Five new suspected Ebola cases reported in Congo's northwest

    Five new suspected Ebola cases reported in Congo's northwest


    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...

    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.
    At least 41 killed as dam bursts in Kenya's Rift Valley, officials say

    At least 41 killed as dam bursts in Kenya's Rift Valley, officials say


    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...

    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.
    Congo confirms Ebola outbreak

    Congo confirms Ebola outbreak


    Congo's government has declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural...

    Congo's government has declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest.