Africa and South African News

The former refugee has called for a fairer quota in NZ.

Former refugee's emotional plea to abolish restriction on African and Middle Eastern refugees

"This policy was designed intentionally to keep people like me out."

Alana Cutland.

'Absolutely terrifying': Pilot opens up on British woman jumping from plane

"I was trying to fly and stop her from falling at the same time."


How your holiday safari photos could be a tool for scientists

New research looked at 25,000 images.

Hands in handcuffs

Kiwi banker admits receiving millions in illegal payments

The fallout from his fraud scheme triggered a default on Mozambique's sovereign debt.

Four thrillseekers will paraglide off Mt Kilimanjaro for charity.

Fundraising at new heights: Thrillseekers to jump off Mt Kilimanjaro

Four men will paraglide off Mt Kilimanjaro to raise money for a school in Africa.

A red flag with a moon on it.

Boat carrying dozens of migrants capsizes off the coast of Tunisia

Survivors were rescued 15 kilometers from the shore.

A body fell from a Kenya Airways flight into a London garden.

'Almighty bang': Neighbour describes moment body fell from plane into garden

A neighbour says the body nearly hit a man.

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Eleven killed in attack in Egypt

Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

The population is set to hit 10 billion by 2060.

Is the world full, nearly full - or past the point of no return?

The population is set to hit 10 billion by 2060.

The Nigerian flag.

Suicide attack in Nigeria kills 30

No group has claimed responsibility.

The 16-year-old is World Vision's newest 40 Hour Famine ambassador.

Julian Dennison on helping Uganda's South Sudanese refugees

The 16-year-old actor is World Vision's new 40 Hour Famine ambassador.

Watch: A study found New Zealanders are over-consuming antibiotics.

'Dangerous levels of antibiotics' found in world's rivers

A "scary and depressing" new global study bears bad news about antibiotic resistance.

A power plant.

One of the world's biggest polluters finally takes action

The country relies almost exclusively on coal for its power supply.

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.

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.


Ranger explains how he captured selfie with two gorillas

The image has been shared thousands of times.

Mariam Nabatanzi

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

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