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The MV Nyerere ferry was carrying hundreds of passengers, according to reports.

Lake Victoria ferry capsize kills at least 44

Hundreds are feared dead.

Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Opposition walk out of Mnangagwa address

Mnangagwa won a controversial Zimbabwe election in July.

George Weah.

51yo Liberian President starts for his country's football team

George Weah won World Player of the Year in 1995.

Patients await treatment in Harare.

Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency

20 people have died with more than 2,000 infected.

Fans tried to enter an already full stadium resulting in mayhem.

Stampede at football match in Madagascar

Fans tried to enter an already full stadium, resulting in mayhem.

The Richat structure.

Is this Atlantis, hiding in plain sight in the Sahara?

Most experts say Atlantis is a myth - but a new theory suggests it's not just real, but above the water.

Watch: Poaching is a major threat to animals in Africa.

Mass slaughter of 87 elephants near wildlife sanctuary

The killings come months after Botswana disarmed its anti-poaching units.

Ms May swung her hips from side to side and bobbed up and down as she was greeted by pupils.

Dancing queen: British PM gets her groove on in South Africa

"Who knew that Theresa May was better at dancing than running a country?"

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 08: Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, on March 03, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Inga Kjer/Photothek via Getty Images)

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies aged 80

He spent decades working for the United Nations.

A hippo at Auckland Zoo.

Tourist dies in Kenya hippo attack

The man was taking photos when the hippo attacked.

The African elephant has been classified as threatened under the US Endangered Species Act since 1979

NZ's little-known contribution to the ivory trade

The Jane Goodall Institute says our lack of regulation is encouraging poachers to kill endangered elephants.

Robert Mugabe

Mugabe condemns ruling party ahead of vote

It's the first vote without Robert Mugabe on the ballot paper since 1980.

Channel 7's Sunday Night episode deemed racist.

Australia's Channel 7 under fire for 'racist' African gang exposé

The Sunday Night episode has drawn protest from the migrant community.

Tessa Thompson Talley hunted and ate a rare black giraffe in South Africa.

Hunter slammed for killing, eating rare black giraffe

The American woman said the kill was her "best memory in camo".


Inspirational UN lawyer's message to New Zealand

He survived a bus bombing and witnessed the Rwandan genocide firsthand.

A still from the video.

Watch: Moment asteroid explodes into Earth sparking massive fireball

A farmer captured the celestial body lighting up the evening sky.


The African country Harry and Meghan are tipped to honeymoon in

Prince Harry has often spoken of his love of Africa.

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.