Africa and South African News

King Mswati III says the impoverished African nation was being confused with Switzerland.

King announces Swaziland's new name

He says the impoverished African nation was being confused with Switzerland.


'The mouth's for eating': Uganda tries to outlaw oral sex

"We know the address of sex, we know where sex is," President Yoweri Museveni said.

A huge crack has appeared in Kenya.

Giant crack adds fuel to theory Africa will split in two

Scientists are split on what caused the fissure, but agree the continent is breaking apart.


Man survives close encounter with cheetah due to quick thinking

When the cheetah snuck up on him he froze and waited for it to leave in complete silence.

The last male white rhino died under armed guard at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

World's last male northern white rhino dies

Sudan was one of three surviving northern white rhinos.


How your smartphone could be encouraging child labour

One ingredient in cellphone batteries is being mined by exploited African kids.


Australian businessman's dead baboon photo sparks outrage

The monkey had been killed as part of an African hunting trip.

Two lions from war zones have been rehoused in South Africa.

Emaciated lions rescued from war zones

Simba and Saeed have been rehoused in their African 'forever home'.

An Asian actress appears in blackface and with an exaggerated rear end and a fruit basket for a hat.

Chinese show slammed over blackface actress

The new year TV extravaganza also featured a black actor wearing a monkey suit.

South African President Jacob Zuma has reportedly been given 48 hours to resign as head of state.

South Africa's ANC recall President Jacob Zuma as head of state

He has been given 48 hours to resign.


Suspected lion poacher eaten by lions

Only parts of his body were discovered, near a gun and ammunition.

Jacob Zuma has been beset by corruption allegations since rising to power in 2009.

South Africa's President Zuma set to step down

Zuma, in power since 2009 and beset by corruption allegations, has held exit discussions.


1000 gold miners trapped in South African mine

The miners have no electricity, and only one person can be rescued at a time.

Jacinda Ardern wouldn't say either way if she thinks Donald Trump is racist.

Donald Trump's s**thole comments 'hugely offensive' - Ardern

But she stopped short of calling the US President a racist.

Trump's latest remarks have shocked the world.

Trump denies saying 's**thole'

But he admits talking 'tough' on 'poor and troubled' countries.

Donald Trump's latest remarks have been called a "new low".

'S**thole' countries hit back at Trump

Ex-Mexican President Vicente Fox told Trump on Twitter his "mouth is the foulest s**thole in the world".

The river Volta (pictured) is not included in the ban.

Ghana river god's weird ban

Girls may no longer cross the Ofin river, while menstruating - or on Tuesdays.


'People from s**thole countries' not wanted - Trump

The White House isn't denying reports he called Haiti and African nations 's**thole countries'.

The snow covered dunes of the world's largest desert.

Weather bomb brings rare snowfall to Sahara Desert

Magical images have emerged of the world's hottest desert blanketed in snow.

An African migrant protests in 2014.

Israel orders African migrants to leave

The UN refugee agency says the plan violates international and Israeli laws.