Africa and South African News

Chimpanzee Gia cracks open a tortoise.

Chimpanzees are turning on tortoises

They used to coexist peacefully, but now chimps have worked out how to eat them.

Saving the rhino at South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve.

Saving the rhino at Madikwe Game Reserve

Seeing South Africa's endangered animals helps save them from extinction.

China has culled more than 200 million diseased pigs.

Pork prices to rise as swine fever sweeps through pig herds

The cost of a Christmas ham could rise 50 percent.

A tour through Soweto, showing visitors 'the real South Africa'.

Soweto: What it's like to visit 25 years after Mandela

For travellers wanting to see the real South Africa, this is the place to go.

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Dozens of migrants drown off Tunisian coast

The boat sank 64km off the coast of Sfax, south of the capital Tunis.

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - APRIL 21: An inside view of the St. Anthony's Shrine after an explosion hit St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade in Colombo, Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019. According to reports at least 129 people killed and over 200 injured in blasts during the Easter Sunday service at churches and hotels as worshippers attended Easter services. (Photo by Chamila Karunarathne/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Persecution of Christians reaches genocide levels

Christianity is at risk of disappearing in the Middle East.

Mozambican authorities on Friday urged people living near two river to move to higher ground as rivers began to fill up and overflow.

Mozambique floods aren't over yet

Cyclone Kenneth struck Mozambique's northern coast just six weeks after Cyclone Idai.


Ranger explains how he captured selfie with two gorillas

The image has been shared thousands of times.

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Woman with 'unusually large ovaries' gives birth to 44 children

She now supports the 38 surviving kids alone, after her husband left her.

Meghan and Prince Harry married last year.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle reportedly planning move abroad

Courtiers may be lining up a role in Africa.

Ranger taking selfie with gorillas.

'Simply stunning': Anti-poacher's 'gorilla selfies' gain worldwide attention

It was just another day at the office for this park ranger.


The Kiwi pouring pints in London to build a school in Ghana

Jaimee Perrett is working two jobs to fundraise for a ramshackle schoolhouse.

In 2017, Max Key spoke about his dreams, regrets, career and being the former PM's son.

'Today is finally the day' - Max Key leaving NZ

"I'm excited, nervous and ready to take on the world," the former PM's son wrote.

Mozambique's president Filipe Jacinto Nyusi fears the death toll could climb drastically.

Mozambique cyclone death toll believed to be over 1000

More than 100,000 more are at risk, the country's president says.

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Ethiopian Airlines crash has 'suspicious links' to Lion Air crash - expert

Both crashes involved the same Boeing model.

(GERMANY OUT) Germany - Hesse - Frankfurt am Main: airplane Boeing B767 of the Ethiopian Airlines (Photo by JOKER/Hady Khandani/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Flight to Kenya crashes with more than 150 onboard

The Ethiopian Prime Minister has expressed his condolences.

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.

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

A timeless banger.