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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.
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.
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.
The vice-president of Equatorial Guinea has certainly earned his reputation for a love of all things luxe.
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.
OPINION: One question commonly asked of organisations like Unicef is "why haven't you fixed it yet?"
EDITORIAL: Twenty-three years ago, Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed.
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 Lebanese tourist who was jailed for 8 years in Egypt after criticising the country looks set to be freed.
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.
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.
South African authorities say at least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a munitions plant near Cape Town.
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 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.
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.
Some of Theresa May's critics already call her "RoboMay," claiming the British prime minister moves so awkwardly that she comes off as robotic. So it isn't shocking that the South African government tweeting a video clip of her dancing with students in Cape Town on Tuesday slightly overshadowed her trade-focused trip to South Africa.
South Africa's government lashed out at US President Donald Trump on Thursday (Friday NZ Time) after he tweeted that his administration would be looking into farm seizures and the "large scale killing of farmers" in the country.