Oscar Pistorius could be released from jail ‘within weeks’

Parole board to consider releasing former Paralympian star – against wishes of Reeva Steenkamp’s parents


Nigeria election: Ruling party candidate declared winner of bitterly contested vote

Opposition calls for re-vote citing technical malfunction and foul play


Cyclone Freddy: Mauritius and Madagascar brace for floods and destructive winds

‘Very high to enormous seas … and significant risk of coastal flooding’ are forecast


Watch live: Pope Francis arrives in South Sudan with Archbishop of Canterbury and Church of Scotland Moderator

Watch live as Pope Francis arrives in South Sudan for a joint visit with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Church of Scotland Moderator Iain Greenshields.


Watch: Pope Francis meets bishops in Democratic Republic of Congo

Watch live as Pope Francis meets with Catholic bishops during his last day in the Democratic Republic of Congo today, 3 February.


Watch: Pope Francis addresses crowd of Congolese youth at Kinhasa stadium

Watch live as Pope Francis addresses a crowd of young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo during his three-day visit to the country.


Eight dead in mass shooting at birthday party in South Africa

Police say two gunmen opened fire at guests


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