Goalkeeper shot in the chest while trying to protect his girlfriend during township robbery
The UN launches an emergency appeal for funds as China is criticised for its failure to contribute
Ebola is a frightening disease, but others kill far more people without generating international alarm
Robert Mugabe's second wife enters politics as commentators warn she could be poised to take over
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Nigeria's population is expected to surpass the US by 2050. Where else will the continent grow?
After a six-month trial, Oscar Pistorius is cleared of murder but convicted of culpable homicide
Briton who survived Ebola plans to continue working in Sierra Leone and urges Cameron to take action
Refugees from Sudan and Eritrea were pressured to move on, Human Rights Watch says
Two years after 34 people died at the British-owned Marikana mine, an inquiry seems no closer to the truth
A year after 1,000 people died in Cairo's Rab'a Square, investigators says mass killings went 'according to plan'
Trade topped the agenda and human rights were off the table as Barack Obama met with presidents, kings and dictators
Government considers asking for international help as 90% of planes destroyed in latest attack
Death sentence for apostasy overturned as Meriam Ibrahim is given her freedom
Everything you need to know about the former military chief turned politician Abdul Fattah al-Sisi
This 'prince of the physical world' does not easily fit the description of an anxiety-ridden GAD sufferer
Will the ANC continue to dominate the Rainbow Nation’s politics – and what difference will Mandela’s death make?
Leading presidential candidate says Muslim Brotherhood will have no place in Egypt
The country's brittle, edgy atmosphere has its roots in apartheid, argues Marlene van Niekerk
Nigerian troops said to be 'scared' of entering areas in north-east under control by Islamist militants