Illegal miners killed in Tanzania gold mine collapse

Nineteen people have died after being buried alive when the tunnels in which they were digging caved in.

Zim government prepares to repatriate citizens from Durban

Zimbabwe's ambassador to South Africa says his government is arranging transport and temporary documentation for those who want to return home.

Kenya ready to evacuate nationals from SA

Following the xenophobic attacks in Durban, Kenya said it is ready for any eventuality and has a plan in place to evacuate its citizens from South Africa should the need arise.

Burnt migrants found at sea

A number of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were found with severe burns by the Italian coast guard.

Sudan polls close after low turnout

Head of the African Union’s elections observation team, Olusegun Obasanjo, said turnout was at between 30-35 percent.

Italy arrests 15 men for throwing Christians into the sea

Twelve people among them Nigerians and Ghananians drowned after thrown into the Mediterranean as Italy's migrant crisis intensifies.

Tunisia arrests suspected jihadist with explosive belt

Tunisian troops have captured a large arms cache including Kalashnikov rifles, grenades and explosives, a security source said on Thursday.

Nigerian government wants to shut down SA businesses

Nigerian civil society groups and the newly elected APC have threatened to shut down South African owned businesses in Nigeria if xenophobia does not stop.


Migrant children test Europe as Mediterranean crisis worsens

Political instability in Somalia, Eritrea and Libya has seen a rise in migrants in the Mediterranean this year, and now countries like Italy, Greece and Spain can't cope.


Egyptian breakdancing teens show off their skills

A group of Egyptian men and boys show off their dancing skills on the streets of Cairo as they hope to compete in this year's Redbull breakdancing competition.