Hundreds feared dead as boat packed with migrants sinks off Libya
Hundreds feared dead after a boat packed with migrants sinks off Libyan coast.
Hundreds feared dead after a boat packed with migrants sinks off Libyan coast.
Sierra Leone's last known Ebola patient has left the hospital, dancing down a red carpet with the president of the country cheering her on.
Two aid workers from the international humanitarian medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been killed in South Sudan.
A tourist guide has been killed in the park that was the home of Cecil the Lion.
A South African judge has granted bail to one of Nelson Mandela's grandsons who is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl.
A mob in southern Nigeria repeatedly stabbed and clubbed a man accused of stealing a pot of soup before burning him alive and leaving his charred remains outside of a school.
Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp deliberately, her parents said, ahead of an appeal hearing in which prosecutors are seeking to overturn a South African court ruling that the athlete was not guilty of murder.
A grandson of Nelson Mandela accused of raping a 15-year-old girl will remain in police custody while his defence lawyers collect more evidence for a bail hearing, a South African judge has ruled.
Officials on the outskirts of the coastal Tunisian city of Sousse have launched a major search operation, after two men on a motorcyle armed with a rifle opened fire on three policemen, killing one.
South Africa's justice ministry has suspended the decision to release Oscar Pistorius from prison tomorrow.
A policeman has been killed and another two injured after two men on a moped opened fire with a rifle in Sousse, Tunisia.
South Africa's Department of Justice says it is putting Oscar Pistorius's release from prison on hold until his case is reviewed again by a parole board.
The head of South Africa's Department of Justice could "intervene" to prevent Oscar Pistorius's early release from prison.
A Boko Haram attack in a northeast Nigerian village left at least 151 people dead last week, with many drowning as they attempted to flee across a river.
Zimbabwe has charged a man on whose land Cecil the lion was shot by American dentist Walter Palmer in July.
Prosecutors pushing for a murder conviction against Oscar Pistorius launched an appeal yesterday, four days before the Olympic runner is expected to be released from prison and moved to house arrest.
Oscar Pistorius is set to be released from prison this week just two days after the birth date of Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he killed.
In one of the wealthiest suburbs of South Africa's capital Pretoria stands a three-storey mansion where Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will be taken on his release from prison this week.
IF your neighbour's house burns down you have a number of options. You can turn away and ignore it; you can buy a ticket for the fund-raiser, or you can invite them into your home till they get back on their feet.
At least 40 migrants have died in the hold of an overcrowded smuggling boat in the Mediterranean north of Libya, apparently killed by fuel fumes.
Oscar Pistorius will be freed from prison on August 21 under house arrest, 10 months after he was jailed for killing model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Defence Minister Simon Coveney has hit out at the "nasty" and "inhumane" people traffickers profiting from the migration crisis in North Africa.
Suspected Islamist militants attacked a hotel in central Mali used by U.N. staff, killing at least six people, taking others hostage and holding off troops encircling the building on Friday, residents and military sources said.
Cecil the lion's cubs are faring well under the care of the famed lion's brother, Jericho.
Zimbabwe hunter Theo Bronkhorst (52), who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion, appeared in court yesterday on charges of organising an illegal hunt.
Three US airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion last month.
His kid is sitting in the front seat. The little boy is maybe eight or nine.The child is smoking 20 a day, passively.
A second American hunter was last night identified by the Zimbabwean authorities as having allegedly illegally killed a lion with a bow and arrow following the death of beloved Cecil, in a growing big game poaching investigation.
Another American illegally hunted and killed a lion in Zimbabwe several months ago, officials say amid an international outcry over the US hunter accused of illegally killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July.
Zimbabwe has called for the US dentist who shot Cecil the lion dead during a hunting trip to be extradited back to Africa to face poaching charges, which could carry a lengthy prison sentence.
'Together let's keep the spirit of Cecil alive," tweets one of the many self-appointed Chief Mourners over the hashtag #cecilthelion. Look, guys, I'm as soft-hearted about animals as the next person, and have had for many years a standing order for Compassion in World...
The hunter has become the hunted. The predator is now the quarry. Cecil the lion, a once-mighty symbol of the natural world, has been slain, and now it is his killer, Walter Palmer, who is on the run.
Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has undergone a "small investigative procedure" in hospital to assess an infection he has had for several weeks, according to a South African foundation said.
The brother of Cecil the lion is not dead, a researcher monitoring the pride has said.
Zimbabwean wildlife authorities have suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area favoured by hunters following the killing of a lion popular with tourists.
In a humid Tripoli courtroom, some of the most feared pillars of Muammar Gaddafi's regime awaited sentencing earlier this week.
The deadly Ebola virus which has claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people may finally have been conquered after scientists developed a vaccine which is 100pc effective.
The US dentist killer of Cecil the lion has reportedly gone into hiding as US officials wish to contact him.
A vaccine against Ebola proved to work 100pc during trials in Guinea could likely bring the West African epidemic to an end.
Extradition is being sought for the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, the country's wildlife minister has said.
An international hunting organisation has suspending the membership of the US hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe.
The US dentist at the centre of an international outcry after he killed Zimbabwe's most famous lion has apologised to his patients for the disruption caused by the anger directed at him.
The American hunter unmasked yesterday as the killer of Zimbabwean lion Cecil has gone into hiding as the angry response spread across the internet and to Walter Palmer's Minnesota hometown.
The remains of Cecil the lion, who died after he was shot with a crossbow by a US dentist on a hunting trip, will be used in an anti-poaching memorial in Zimbabwe.
During US President Barack Obama's visit to Africa he has urged the world to invest in Africa's future.
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu has returned to hospital just a week after being discharged.
The American hunter unmasked yesterday as the killer of Cecil the lion has gone into hiding as the angry response spread across the internet and to Walter Palmer's Minnesota hometown.
US President Barack Obama, wrapping up a visit to the continent of his father's birth, toured an Ethiopian factory making baby food on Tuesday to show how investment in farming can cut hunger and stunting.
Barack Obama, the US president, received roars of approval from an audience at the African Union (AU) headquarters when he mocked the continent's leaders who refuse to stand down, telling them "your countries need new blood and new ideas".
An American dentist is wanted by police after a well-known protected lion was shot dead.
An American dentist has been identified as the hunter who used a bow and arrow to kill one of Africa's most famous lions.
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