Kenya police are reportedly investigating new leads in the murder of Australian teacher Gabrielle Maina after her estranged husband was released without charge.
A Danish man accused of mutilating women in South Africa and storing their genitals in his freezer has been convicted of dozens of charges.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday, the government said, as the veteran leader appeared to clear the way for his...
US woman Martha O'Donovan has appeared in a Zimbabwe court accused of insulting President Robert Mugabe.
The Red Cross has uncovered several cases of fraud by officials during efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014-2016, estimating...
The US has cleared all non-essential staff from its embassy in the Somali capital a day after Washington said it had killed several terrorists in air strikes.
Prosecutors are again seeking to appeal the sentence handed to Paralympian Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend, calling it "shockingly lenient".
An American working for a Zimbabwean TV station has been arrested for insulting President Robert Mugabe and plotting to overthrow the government.
Henri van Breda has pleaded not guilty to an attack in which his parents and brother were killed with an axe, telling a Johannesburg court he was playing games on...
President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor of the deeply divisive Kenyan election that was boycotted by the opposition.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has won the repeat of the presidential election which was boycotted by the opposition.
The Somali government has sacked the nation's police commander and the head of its intelligence agency after another Islamist attack in the capital.
Kenya's election board remained silent over plans to reschedule a vote in flashpoint opposition areas, where a boycott sparked violent protests in a poll set to...
Insurgent group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack in the Somali capital that's killed at least 25 people.
Kenya found itself in a dangerous limbo on Friday as violent protests rocked opposition strongholds a day after a deeply divisive election that has left eight...
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Australia has given same-sex marriage a resounding Yes but some electorates with high immigrant populations voted No.
Australians have voted to support same-sex marriage - and the ball is now in the court of federal parliament to make it happen.