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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.
Egyptian police have arrested a young comedian who had mocked police in a videotaped prank two years ago, his defence lawyer said on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time).
A couple attacked by a crocodile kept their wedding date, getting hitched days later in a Zimbabwean hospital where the bride was recovering after losing an arm.
The British owner of a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa has been severely mauled by a lion that he hand-reared from a cub in an attack that was witnessed and filmed by his tourist clients.
Workers and activists marked May Day on Tuesday with rallies to demand their government address labour issues.
Kenya has banned its first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, accusing it of having "clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law."
Zimbabwe has legalised the production of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, making it the rare African country to turn the drug into a source of revenue.
A new church in South Africa celebrates drinking alcohol and holds enthusiastic, whiskey-fuelled services in bars.