South Sudan's president signed a peace deal on Wednesday to end a 20-month conflict with rebels, but he told regional African leaders at the ceremony that he had ...
A safari tour guide has been mauled to death by a lion in the same Zimbabwean national park where Cecil the lion was killed last month.
Nelson Mandela's grandson, who is accused of raping a teenage girl, has had his bail hearing postponed until next week.
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South African authorities have suspended the release of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, convicted of killing his girlfriend, into house arrest this week.
The death toll from Egypt's heatwave has risen to 106 as temperatures this week soared to 46C.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir declined to sign a peace deal proposed by regional leaders on Monday, saying he required more time, the mediator of the crisis said.
South African state prosecutors filed an appeal on Monday against the verdict of culpable homicide passed on Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend, arguing...
A house has collapsed in eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, causing the death of two children, an official says.
Zimbabwe wants the US dentist who shot Cecil the lion to be extradited as authorities confirm Cecil's brother Jericho is alive.
A Zimbabwean conservation group have alleged that a foreign hunter is responsible for the brutal shooting and beheading of an iconic lion named Cecil.
Tunisia's parliament has overwhelmingly approved legislation allowing the death penalty for those convicted on terrorism charges after Islamist militant attacks...
President Barack Obama told Kenya the United States was ready to work more closely in the battle against Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host...
US President Barack Obama has begun diplomatic talks with the Kenyan government, including its outspokenly homophobic deputy president.
More than 30 Shebab militants, including some responsible for a string of recent attacks in Kenya, have been killed in a US drone strike.

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