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    Gunmen in South Africa ambush taxi drivers, 11 killed

    Gunmen in South Africa ambush taxi drivers, 11 killed


    Gunmen have opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers' association, killing 11 people and critically wounding four others, South African police...

    Gunmen have opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers' association, killing 11 people and critically wounding four others, South African police say.
    Zimbabwe's leader tries to rally white voters as gap narrows

    Zimbabwe's leader tries to rally white voters as gap narrows


    Zimbabwe's president is trying to rally the country's white minority voters, who traditionally back the opposition, as the race in this month's historic election becomes too close to...

    Zimbabwe's president is trying to rally the country's white minority voters, who traditionally back the opposition, as the race in this month's historic election becomes too close to call.
    Barack Obama attacks Donald Trump in Mandela address

    Barack Obama attacks Donald Trump in Mandela address


    Barack Obama has denounced the policies of US President Donald Trump, taking aim at the "politics of fear, resentment, retrenchment," and decrying leaders who are caught lying and "just double down and lie some...

    Barack Obama has denounced the policies of US President Donald Trump, taking aim at the "politics of fear, resentment, retrenchment," and decrying leaders who are caught lying and "just double down and lie some more."
    Lions eat poachers in African game reserve

    Lions eat poachers in African game reserve


    "Two .. possibly three" poachers have been eaten by lions in a game reserve in...

    "Two .. possibly three" poachers have been eaten by lions in a game reserve in Africa.
    Woman taken to South African morgue turns out to be alive

    Woman taken to South African morgue turns out to be alive


    South African authorities say a severely injured person who was declared dead at the scene of a road accident and taken to a morgue turned out to be...

    South African authorities say a severely injured person who was declared dead at the scene of a road accident and taken to a morgue turned out to be alive.
    The nowhere land where children on the move are someone else's problem

    The nowhere land where children on the move are someone else's problem


    Agadez, Niger - Nothing could be further from the gates of paradise than this scorching, unearthly wasteland stretching out as far as the eye can see and...

    Agadez, Niger - Nothing could be further from the gates of paradise than this scorching, unearthly wasteland stretching out as far as the eye can see and beyond.
    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.