How Nelson Mandela’s former prison guard is keeping his legacy alive

Friendship formed four decades ago shows virtue of treating inmates with dignity, Liam James finds

Nigeria’s female bouncers show their strength fighting stereotypes

Founder Emem Thomas aims to create a safe space for plus-size women to excel in a field that is traditionally male-dominated

Uganda declares end to latest Ebola outbreak after four months

The outbreak killed 55 of the 143 people infected since September

At least 40 killed after two buses collide in Senegal

Three-day period of national mourning announced by country’s president

Discovering ‘morabeza’ in the mountains of Santo Antao

Cape Verde’s indefinable combination of chilled out vibes, community connection and authentic hospitality is balm to the soul, finds Imogen Lepere

South African woman who claimed to have given birth to ten babies lied, says official report

Gosiame Sithole, from Pretroria in South Africa, claimed to have given birth to ten babies and that they were stolen from her – in fact she was never pregnant at … Continue Reading →

Boy, 10, among nine people killed in Ugandan New Year’s Eve fireworks crowd crush

Fatal incident occured at shopping centre in capital Kampala as people gathered to celebrate 2023

At least 14 dead and 24 injured after car slams into crowd at Nigeria’s popular biker carnival

Disturbing photos on social media show bodies lying at the carnival venue

Tributes paid to woman killed by shark in South Africa in front of husband and daughter

The restauranteur, yogi, and activist is remembered as ‘a shining light’ with an ‘infectious’ laugh

Why you should visit St Helena, home to the ‘world’s most useless airport’

‘Hikers and old people’ have traditionally visited St Helena, but the island’s first airport is opening it up to a new type of traveller