One dead in Kenya opposition protests

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 08:43

At least one person has died during opposition protests in Kenya's western city of Kisumu.

South Africa's prosecuting authority is set to announce whether it will reinstate corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma over a 1999 arms deal.

A man stripped naked and jumped into a lion enclosure at a zoo in Chile in an apparent suicide attempt, forcing staff to shoot dead two lions.

Man-eating Nile crocodiles found in US

Saturday, 21 May 2016 15:44

DNA tests have confirmed that three man-eating Nile crocodiles have been found living in Florida's swamps.

Brazil Zika virus confirmed in Africa

Friday, 20 May 2016 19:27

The Zika virus strain responsible for the outbreaks in Brazil has been detected in Africa for the first time, the World Health Organization says.

India records its hottest day ever

Friday, 20 May 2016 10:38

A city in India's Rajasthan state has broken the country's temperature records after registering 51C, the highest since records began, the weather office says.

Airbus has confirmed an A320 it manufactured and being operated by Egyptair got missing Thursday dawn on its way from Paris, France to Cairo, Egypt.

EgyptAir flight from Paris missing

Thursday, 19 May 2016 08:04

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar with 66 people on board, the airline says.

Nigeria unions press ahead with strike

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 09:43

Nigeria's main trade union federation says it will press ahead with a general strike on Wednesday, despite a court injunction against the action.

Tanzania has removed more than 10,000 "ghost workers" from its public sector payroll in a crackdown on corruption.