15-year-old boy savaged by a wild hyena while sleeping in a tent in the Kruger National Park
A TEENAGE boy had his bones “crushed like a packet of crisps” after being attacked by a hyena as he slept in a tent on a family camping trip.
Esther Afua Ocloo honored with Google Doodle
Esther Afua Ocloo, a pioneering Ghanaian businesswomen, has been honored by a Google Doodle -- a temporary cartoon on the Google homepage.
African architecture through the ages
A new photo exhibition looks at how five countries in Africa asserted their post-colonial identities through avant-garde architecture.
Chibok parents pray for missing girls three years on
It's been three years since Boko Haram militants raided a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria, and abducted 276 girls. Some of them have been found, but parents of the girls who are
Nigeria foils plans to bomb US, UK embassies in Abuja
Nigeria's secret service says it has foiled a planned attack by Boko Haram militants on the US and UK embassies in the country's capital, Abuja.
All female team crosses Sahara with just a compass
With no GPS, no men and no points for speed, the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles du Maroc is happy to go at its own pace.
Nigerian official cuts off female employees' hair
The Nigerian Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has received nationwide criticism after an official cut off two female employee' hair extensions.
Why your flip flops are killing the oceans
Some reports project that by 2050 there may be more plastic in the sea than fish. And flip flops are a big part of the problem.
British Vogue appoints first male editor
British Vogue has appointed Edward Enninful as its new editor. The Ghanaian-born former model is the first male and non-white editor in the magazine's history.
Volcanic soil behind mystery disease outbreak
A surge in cases of elephantiasis in western Uganda has been revealed to be caused by extensive exposure to volcanic ash. Experts believe the disease has been occurring silently
The man building a flying jet car
Nigerian inventor Kehinde Durojaiye is building a car that runs on land, sea and in the air.
Large protest in South Africa shows rising opposition to the country’s president and ruling party
The demonstration united a range of opposition parties in a remarkable display of anger at President Jacob Zuma.
Scientists discover new primate -- and it's already in danger
Hidden away in the Angolan jungle, scientists have discovered a new tiny primate. But the rare dwarf galago is losing its home.
How dance is getting kids off the streets in Rwanda
MindLeaps is a nonprofit organisation that has been using dance to rehabilitate vulnerable youth in Rwanda's capital
Sapphire rush in Madagascar threatens lemurs
They are adored by royalty and movie stars -- but sapphires could spell trouble for some of the planet's rarest creatures.
Meningitis outbreak in Nigeria kills more than 300
A meningitis outbreak has killed more than 300 people in Nigeria, the country's Center for Disease Control said.
Zuma under fire after 'ministerial massacre'
Jacob Zuma faces a backlash after firing finance minister Pravin Gordhan in what has been described as a "midnight ministerial massacre" in South Africa.
A portrait of racism against Africans in India
In the wake of violent attacks against Africans in India, photographer Mahesh Shantaram is documenting their experiences in the country.
Ancient Fez undergoes massive renovation
A major overhaul is opening the world's oldest university and its ancient library to public eyes.
A software engineer is feeding Nigeria's poor with an app
Developer Oscar Ekponimo created the Chowberry web app which allows supermarkets to sell near expiry food at a discount to poor families.
South Africa faces political turmoil after Zuma sacks finance minister
The respected political veteran’s ouster exposes the rifts undermining the ruling African National Congress party.
South Sudan’s people are starving, and fighters are blocking aid
Violence and government restrictions have cut off those most in need of help.
Ahmed Kathrada, unflinching opponent of apartheid in South Africa, dies at 87
He served 26 years in prison for his political activism and was a friend of Nelson Mandela.
Apparent military strike hits Somali refugee vessel off Yemen, killing dozens
It was unclear who carried out the attack along a growing migrant route from the war-ravaged country.
The U.N.’s new leader is taking on an impossible job
António Guterres faces famines, a refugee crisis and a skeptical Trump administration.
New U.N. chief confronts the ‘nightmare’ of Somalia’s food crisis
António Guterres pleads for aid for the country, one of four facing famine dangers.
Trump’s plan to slash foreign aid comes as famine threat is surging
Four countries are either in famine or near-famine conditions, with 20 million nearing starvation.
Famine declared in South Sudan, with 100,000 people facing starvation
The crisis is “man-made,” with civil war destroying the nation’s agriculture, officials say.
Kenyan court blocks plans to dismantle world’s largest refugee camp
Kenya claims the Dadaab camp is a foothold for Islamist militants from Somalia.
Inside the world’s largest refugee camp, one man’s quest to explain Donald Trump to those now banned from America
A refugee in a mud hut scours his cellphone for clues about U.S. policy and his future.
Trump’s refugee ban is a matter of life and death for some, including a 1-year-old with cancer
Resettlement agency fears some refugees are in such poor health they could die.
Trump’s revival of the antiabortion ‘gag rule’ could have a big impact in Africa
The new policy could result in less funding for other health services such as neonatal care.
Gambia’s defeated president finally agrees to step down
Yahya Jammeh lost the election in December to Adama Barrow, a little-known former real estate agent.
Gambia’s president agrees to step down, following threat of military intervention
Yahya Jammeh lost an election last month, but resisted calls to leave office.
Senegal sends troops into Gambia to force longtime leader to step down
Yahya Jammeh’s term has officially ended, but he has appeared unwilling to cede power.
Bodies of 2 UN experts found in DRC
The bodies of two UN experts who went missing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo earlier this month have been found, the United Nations confirmed in a statement Tuesday.
Ooni of Ife: 'We will tell our stories ourselves'
A traditional king from south-west Nigeria visited the UK and talked about the importance of Africans telling their own stories.
The Nigerian Media mogul with a global empire
Mo Abudu has gone from hosting a TV show to owning one of Nigeria's premier TV networks, and taking over Africa is just the beginning.
Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada dies
Ahmed Kathrada was one of South Africa's revered anti-apartheid activists -- and among the leaders who began charting a way forward for a post-apartheid nation.
6 aid workers killed in South Sudan
Six aid workers were killed in an ambush in South Sudan on Saturday, the UN's humanitarian coordinator for the country said.
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