Africa

Africa Filmmaker killed by giraffe while shooting in South Africa

Carlos Carvalho, a famed wildlife cinematographer, died after "a fatal run in with a giraffe on set," his company said. More

Africa Report: More than 95% of world's population breathing unhealthy air

More than 95% of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found. More

Africa At least 45 people killed after bandits attack Nigerian village

At least 45 people were killed when armed bandits attacked a remote village in northwest Nigeria, officials said. More

Africa South African gold mine caves in

Seven miners were killed in a cave-in this week at a South African gold mine, the nation's President and the mining company said Saturday. More

Africa Nigerian lawmaker invites Kanye West to visit slave ports in Africa

A Nigerian senator has invited American rapper Kanye West to visit slave ports in Africa. More

Africa Afonso Dhlakama, Mozambique’s Opposition Leader, Dies at 65

With backing from white-controlled African nations, Mr. Dhlakama’s youthful soldiers engaged in a civil war that claimed up to a million lives, mostly civilians. More

Africa Tunisia votes in first free municipal elections

Tunisians head to the polls on Sunday for the first free municipal elections since the 2011 revolution, seen as another milestone on the road to democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. More

Africa Global Health: Laced With Two Insecticides, New Nets Protect Children From Malaria

The W.H.O. endorses adding a “synergist” chemical to bed nets infused with older pesticides because the combination more effectively kills and repels mosquitoes. More

Africa Take a Number: A Census of Gorillas and Chimpanzees Finds More Than Expected

There are more than 360,000 gorillas and 128,000 chimpanzees in Africa, roughly twice as many as previously estimated. More

Africa Nigeria secures $2.4 billion currency deal with China

Africa's largest economy has moved to boost trade with China. More

Africa Togo will share info on Vincent Bolloré with French inquiry if asked

Togo will provide information to the French inquiry into billionaire Vincent Bolloré’s Africa operations if asked to do so, Public Function Minister Gilbert Bawara said on Friday, adding Togo "has... More

Africa Evidence that East Africa could be splitting in two

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. More

Africa They have devastated parts of East Africa

At least 100 people have died and nearly 260,000 have been displaced by flooding in Kenya this month, the Kenyan Red Cross announced Thursday. More

Africa Zimbabwe second country to legalize medicinal marijuana

Zimbabwe has just legalized growing marijuana for medicinal and research purposes -- and several other African governments are considering tapping into the lucrative natural resource too. More

Africa Could icebergs be the answer to Cape Town's water crisis?

Cape Town may have narrowly avoided Day Zero -- the date at which the South African coastal city of 4 million people would run completely out of water -- but the extreme water crisis it's facing is... More

Africa Bomb blast in mosque in Nigeria leaves 24 dead

At least 24 people were killed on Tuesday in a twin bomb blast in a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said. More

Africa Trump on immigration rhetoric: No need to apologize

President Trump holds a joint press conference with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, and addresses questions on his immigration rhetoric. More

Africa Athletics' governing body accused of 'blatant racism' over new regulations

New regulations governing testosterone levels in female athletes are "blatant racism," says South Africa's ruling party the African National Congress (ANC). More