Africa and South African News

Watch: Hordes of spiders covered the sky in Brazil last week.

Tarantula with enormous horn astonishes scientists

As if they weren't scary enough already.


Zambia plans to kill 2000 hippos over anthrax fears

Animal rights campaigners are furious.


Rare black leopard captured on camera

It's the first time the cat has been captured on camera in Africa in more than 100 years.

Protests in Zimbabwe, a flaming bonfire with people standing nearby.

Hundreds arrested as Zimbabwe cracks down on protesters

A prominent activist has been arrested for criticising the Government.

The installation in place

Africa by Toto to play 'for all eternity' in Namib desert

A timeless banger.

Watch: Toto arrived at Tauranga Airport on Tuesday where they were greeted with a pōwhiri/

Fans say Toto gig marred by 'scraps in the front row' and boozing

The 'Africa' hitmakers even stepped in to cool things down.

Watch: How would Auckland cope if a volcano blew?

Strange seismic event detected in Wellington 'too perfect' to be natural

A Kiwi was the first to spot the strange event that affected much of the world.

The practice of gay or gender conversion therapy could be banned in New Zealand, if enough politicians throw their support behind a new Bill.

Tanzania LGBT crackdown: Men arrested for sitting next to each other

A politician has called for homosexuals to be reported.

The Raglan-based company has developed an anti-poaching 'eye in the sky' drone.

NZ drone company helps in fight against rhino poachers

More than 7000 African rhinos have been poached in 10 years.

Ledumahadi Mafube was the "first true giant" to evolve on Earth.

12-tonne Jurassic giant discovered in South Africa

Ledumahadi Mafube was the "first true giant" to evolve on Earth.

Lesotho is a tiny nation surrounded by South Africa.

New Zealander killed in tourist bus crash in southern Africa

Two other Kiwis were also injured in the accident.

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

Lake Victoria ferry capsize kills at least 44

Hundreds are feared dead.

George Weah.

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

George Weah won World Player of the Year in 1995.

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.