An African leader claims his country “prayed” the virus away, but testing of those who cross the border tells a different, troubling story.
While other continents have seen coronavirus spread rapidly, the World Health Organisation says COVID-19 moves more slowly in Africa.
There has been a jump in reported COVID-19 cases in Africa, home to one billion people, amid fears it could be the next epicentre.
A couple who have been trying to have children for more than 40 years have finally gotten their wish, but not everyone is happy about the miracle birth.
Global health leaders hold grave fears for one country with a vulnerable population of five million and only three working ventilators.
Jacinda Ardern’s tough border restrictions start midnight tonight. New Zealand holiday goers are rushing to catch flights home before then.
Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up near the US Embassy in Tunisia, killing at least one police officer.
Ground-penetrating radar has unearthed a secret passage hidden behind the north wall of King Tut’s burial chamber. But what does it lead to?
Billions of locusts in swarms as big as cities are rampaging across eastern Africa, destroying vegetation and crops, putting millions of people at risk of starvation.
As doctors on the frontline of China’s coronavirus epidemic face the daunting task of treating patients, another virus is still spreading.
Saluting from the gates with a clenched fist, a thunderous cheer went up the world’s most famous prisoner walked to freedom.
Health experts fear where the coronavirus may be headed next, potentially putting millions of people at risk with global consequences.
Shocking vision has emerged reportedly showing a child executing a man as part of an IS attack on Christians in Nigeria. WARNING: Graphic
People around the world are joining a social media campaign to save “sick and malnourished” lions after horrific images of the animals were released.
Leaked documents compiled as part of a media investigation have alleged Africa’s richest woman made her fortune by exploiting her own country.
The “lifeless” body of what was reported to be a 10-year-old boy has been found in the bowels of an Air France plane.
A truck bomb has exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia’s capital, killing dozens of people.
IS-affiliated jihadists have released a video that purportedly shows them executing 11 Christians in Nigeria in a brutally violent retaliation attack.
A married Sports Illustrated model who allegedly slept with five students at a prestigious boys’ college has been referred to police.
One of the world’s most dramatic tourist attractions is unrecognisable as severe drought reduces water flow for the mighty Victoria Falls to a trickle. It’s a symptom of a bigger issue.
Chilling CCTV footage shows the moment a young woman was dragged from her car, assaulted and abducted as she screams for help.
A water polo coach and Sports Illustrated model engaged in sexual misconduct with “at least” five students at a prestigious boys’ college.
A devastated widow has described the moment she found her husband's body in their hotel room bed when their idyllic holiday went wrong.
A boss’s interviewing technique has gone viral on Twitter – and has been slammed by the public for being unprofessional and insane.
At least 23 bodies have been recovered after a small plane crashed in the eastern city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to local officials.
A gun presented as evidence in a robbery trial has accidentally discharged in court, killing a prominent lawyer in a freak accident.
Australia’s human rights partnership with China has been quietly suspended as political tensions between Beijing and Canberra come under further strain.
He’s the leader of one of the poorest nations on Earth. But while the population suffers, he spends millions on luxury cars for his wives.
A tourist killed by an elephant while camping in the African nation of Namibia was Austrian, and not Australian, the country’s government confirmed.
A woman has confirmed that an arm found inside a tiger shark caught at Reunion Island is that of her husband after recognising his wedding ring.
Mo Dewji was walking outside a hotel gym when a gang of violent thugs abducted him. Within days, he was begging them to kill him.
A secondary school has apologised after a student’s “Satanic” graduation art project drew outrage from Christians on social media.
It’s an achievement that even the healthiest person would be proud of but Meg Draffin’s climb of Mt Kilimanjaro took it to the next level.
A man who was just weeks into his prime ministership caught the attention of the world when he made a single decision that saved countless lives.
Greta Thunberg’s fans have labelled her Nobel Peace Prize snub “sad news for the planet”, but have vowed to continue fighting for action on climate change.
Protests have been sparked after a country announced plans to reimpose a bill called “kill the gays”, which would make gay sex punishable by death.
A renowned psychologist has been brutally murdered at her home in South Africa by an intruder who stole two laptops and a mobile phone.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stepped out in South Africa after issuing an “extraordinary” attack on the media, dubbed “ill-advised” by royal watchers.
The Duchess of Sussex continues to surprise on her royal tour of Southern Africa, this time dropping in on local designers in Johannesburg.
The Duchess of Sussex made a secret, heartfelt stop during her royal tour of Africa with Prince Harry, for a tragedy she has “followed from afar”.
The secrets behind the royal tour in Africa have been revealed. It’s not as posh as it seems — and James Weir has infiltrated the circus.
More than 300 men and boys have been rescued from a building where they were held in “the most debasing and inhuman conditions”.
Robert Mugabe, one of Africa’s most divisive figures, was buried in a private ceremony after a weeks-long dispute with the government about his final resting place.
Prince Harry has thrown his support behind teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg - and issued a thinly-veiled swipe at Donald Trump.
Three days into a holiday is too much for any couple. But Meghan finally made a break for it in South Africa and James Weir was there to recap it.
The family of a pregnant teacher slain at a luxury getaway in South Africa claim the resort should be investigated.
Her demeanour in public is carefully controlled — every move scripted with stiffness. But on her first day of the royal tour, Meghan finally submitted.
There are calls for Thomas Cook’s bosses to hand back the eye-watering pay they earned during the company’s years of financial hardship before it collapsed.
Princess Diana had a special connection to Africa, and when Harry lands on the continent today, he will carry on his mum’s legacy in a special and emotional way.
A man never got to hear his girlfriend say “yes” after proposing underwater, writing that he couldn’t hold his breath long enough to list all the things he loved about her.
Unsettling questions have emerged in the case of a pregnant woman hacked to death as she slept with her family in South Africa.
A search is under way for the murder weapon used to bludgeon a pregnant mum to death in front of her family while on a luxury holiday.
A pregnant mum whose body was found in a “bloodbath” has been murdered in front of her husband and toddler while on a luxury holiday.
At least 26 young boys, who were sleeping in the school dormitory, were killed on Wednesday in a fire at an Islamic school in Liberia.
A girl is fighting for her life after contracting a brain-eating amoeba after going for a swim in the river.
Robert Mugabe was farewelled at a state funeral, but most Zimbabweans decided to stay away with the stadium only a third full.
The case of a six-year-old girl brazenly snatched from her screaming mother’s arms outside a school has taken yet another bizarre turn.
Zimbabwe will display Robert Mugabe’s body in a giant stadium for public viewing before the dictator is buried next week, but his nephew says he died ‘a very bitter man’.
The itinerary for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s African tour has been released, with the couple making a surprising scheduling decision.
Former dictator Robert Mugabe has died aged 95. He had been receiving treatment since April.
A wave of xenophobic rioting and violence in South Africa is “a mere dress rehearsal for civil war”, a radical activist says.
When she went to pick up a parcel there was a power cut, so the teenage student was told to return later. When she died, he was waiting.
A six-year-old girl who was snatched from her screaming mum’s arms by four men during school drop-off has been found sobbing on a street corner.
It’s hard to believe, but cash is so rare in one country that street dealers do a roaring trade selling coins to desperate citizens and charge up to 40 per cent more.
While thousands of fires in the Amazon have sparked a global outcry, a similar scenario in Africa has gone almost unnoticed. But there is a key difference, say experts.
A Rwandan brewer has come under fire for promoting sexist attitudes towards women in “jokes” on its beer bottle labels.
A damaged tanker truck exploded in Tanzania, with at least 62 people burning to death, making it one of the worst incidents of its kind in the east African country. WARNING: Graphic content.
Dozens of people have been killed when fuel tanker overturned and exploded as crowds of people rushed to siphon off leaking fuel.
Meghan Cremer told friends she was snuggled up in bed and then she disappeared. Now police have made a horrifying discovery in a mine.
The body of missing student Alana Cutland has been found by villagers in remote Madagascar, as police struggle to understand why the teen hurled herself from a light aircraft.
A 19-year-old British student spoke of fears she’d be sent to a prison before she ended her life by jumping out of a plane.
A student reportedly dangled outside a plane for two minutes as fellow passengers tried to drag her back inside with suggestions she may have had a bad reaction to medication.
The pilot flying the plane carrying a teen girl who fell to her death has spoken of his desperate attempt to stop her from breaking open the door.
A horrifying photo has exposed the brutal reality of the poaching epidemic in Botswana. WARNING Graphic photo
Extreme measures are being taken to stop the Ebola virus from spreading further, just days after it was declared a global crisis.
Three men described as “human beasts” who beheaded two female friends who were hiking in Morocco will face a firing squad.
It’s the authorities’ worst nightmare: a case of ebola in a city of two million. With 1600 people already dead, the World Health Organisation is calling it an international health emergency.
The deadly Ebola crisis has morphed into an international health emergency, with hundreds already dead as the virus spreads.
A group of petrified tourists, believed to be Australian, have filmed the moment an elephant charges their jeep while on safari.
A former football star, whose legs Oscar Pistorius once threatened to break, has been shot dead as he sat in his car outside his home.
Almost 1000 people have been killed in this city this year, forcing the Government to send in soldiers to try to take control back from gangs.
It’s a striking and strange sight — three men, standing still against a fence, for no apparent reason. Here’s what’s actually going on.
The U.N. migration agency says a boat carrying 86 migrants from Libya sank in the Mediterranean overnight and just three people on board survived, with 82 missing.
Egyptologists are on the verge of solving one of history’s biggest mysteries — the location of Queen Nefertiti’s elusive tomb.
This cash-strapped government has run out of paper and ink to make passports, leaving its people trapped inside its borders.
Few tourists venture here, one of the most eye-opening places in the city of Durban. But if you do, you’ll be asked to put away your camera.
If this country had its way, a movie about young love would never be seen. Now it’s coming to Aussie TV, and its star begs you to watch.
Decapitated heads and the blood of young boys are powerful ingredients in potions. This man is trying to stop it. WARNING: Graphic
A man suspected in the alleged gang rape of two teen girls — one aged just 14 — has died after vigilantes castrated him in the street.
A newsreader’s embarrassing gaffe was so bad she sat in stunned silence afterwards, knowing she’d revealed way more than she should.
A US missionary has been accused of lying about being a doctor and doing “experiments” on babies, resulting in hundreds of deaths.
A massive explosion has rocked Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu, killing 11 and injuring 25 as extremists claim responsibility.
My usual idea of a holiday solely consists of booze and food. I’m usually the world’s laziest traveller but this holiday offered a lot more.
Across the world, Hollywood celebrities and businesses are changing their profile pictures to a specific shade of blue. Here's the revolutionary story behind it.
A dad who threw his baby from the roof of a shack during a protest has walked free after being charged with attempted murder.
The moment that health professionals have feared has arrived. The deadly and contagious Ebola virus has spread to another country.