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    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.
    British prime minister's trip to South Africa takes a stiff turn on dance floor

    British prime minister's trip to South Africa takes a stiff turn on dance floor


    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...

    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 blasts US President Donald Trump over racially divisive tweet

    South Africa blasts US President Donald Trump over racially divisive tweet


    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...

    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.
    Boat sinks on Nile River in Sudan, killing pupils

    Boat sinks on Nile River in Sudan, killing pupils


    A boat has sunk while crossing the Nile River in Sudan, killing at least 22 people, including 21 students and a woman, the country's state news agency...

    A boat has sunk while crossing the Nile River in Sudan, killing at least 22 people, including 21 students and a woman, the country's state news agency reports.