Agnes Reeves Taylor had been due to face charges of torture and conspiracy to commit torture during Liberia’s civil war. Monrovia, Liberia – A British…View More UK judge dismisses charges against Charles Taylor's ex-wife
JOHANNESBURG (AP) – A baby giraffe that was befriended by a dog after he was abandoned in the wild has died, a South African animal…View More Abandoned baby giraffe befriended by dog in Africa dies
DAKAR (REUTERS) – Up to 57 people have died after a ship from Gambia carrying around 150 migrants sank off the coast of Mauritania on…View More Up to 57 dead after migrant boat sinks off Mauritanian coast: UN migration agency
As many as 57 people died after a ship from Gambia carrying about 150 migrants sank on Wednesday off the coast of Mauritania, the United…View More More than 50 Migrants are Killed in a Sinking off the African Coast
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – South African anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital in Cape Town “for treatment of a stubborn infection”, his office…View More South Africa's Desmond Tutu hospitalised for 'infection'
Rain-triggered disasters, including flash floods and landslides, have killed at least 250 people and affected some three million people across East Africa in recent weeks,…View More Why the floods in East Africa are so bad
Immigration ministers of three countries meet in Cairo for talks aimed at resolving dispute over water distribution. The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan…View More Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks over disputed Nile dam
Namibia’s President Hage Geingob has been re-elected for a second term, the country’s electoral commission says. Mr Geingob polled 56.3% in Wednesday’s election, well ahead…View More Namibian president wins re-election
While flying is one of the safest ways to travel, in some countries with inadequate regulation and difficult terrain, it can be deadly. Two recent…View More Where is the deadliest place in the world to fly?
A law has been passed in Sudan dissolving the party of ousted former president Omar al-Bashir. Mr Bashir seized power in a 1989 coup and…View More Sudan dissolves former ruling party of al-Bashir
Farmers worry about effect on this season’s crops. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned of a heatwave expected to hit at least four…View More Drought-hit South Africa braces for fresh heatwave
Authorities say suspension follows discovery of foot and mouth disease in northern South Africa close to border. Zimbabwe has suspended imports of livestock and meat…View More Zimbabwe bans South Africa livestock import over disease fears
President Vaz out of second round of voting which will be contested by Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Cissoko Embalo. Two former prime ministers will…View More Guinea-Bissau election: Former PMs advance to runoff vote
Rights groups say intimidation of political opponents has escalated sharply under President John Magufuli. Tanzania’s opposition party has said it plans to boycott local elections…View More Tanzania's opposition to boycott elections over 'cheating'