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At least 18 people dead after gas depot explosion in Nigeria

More than 40 other people had burns after the blast in Lafia.

Archaeologists unearth Egypt village predating pharaohs

The discovery indicates human habitation 2500 years before the Giza pyramids were built.

A Somali soldier walks near the wreckage of vehicles at the scene of a blast outside the compound of a district headquarters in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. A Somali police officer says a number of people are wounded after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a checkpoint outside the headquarters after being stopped by security forces. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Suicide car bombing in Somalia's capital kills at least six, including two children

Fourteen others, including six children, are in intensive care after the blast.

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Just days after her first foray into dancing during an African trade tour became an online meme, the world leader decided to boogie again.

Watch: Theresa May shrugs off ridicule over 'Brexit shuffle', and boogies again

The British PM was on an African trade tour this week when her dance moves started getting all the attention.

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It’s fair to say the Breakfast crew weren’t that impressed with her dancing.

Watch: British PM Theresa May shows off her very awkward dance moves in South Africa

The internet has been quick to call out Mrs May's "dad dancing".

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Court upholds Zimbabwe's election after opposition alleged vote-rigging

The court said "sufficient and credible evidence" had not been produced of the rigging.

The former campaign chairman was convicted today by a special counsel investigating Russian interference.

Trump instructs US official to 'closely study' any land seizures in South Africa

"South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers," Trump tweeted overnight.

Most read: Great whites and orcas battle for territory off South African coastline

One species has moved into the territory of the other, with brutal consequences.

Did he - or didn't he? Young Aussie convicted of murdering his family in South Africa says he was framed - his backers agree

Perth-born Henri van Breda is now serving three life sentences for the murder of his mother, father and brother. But was he set-up?

Exploding fuel tanks light up night sky near Cairo Airport

Locals in Egypt’s capital say they saw a ball of fire emanating from a nearby chemical factory.

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For Mike Allsop it's about giving his kids the courage to dream.

Kiwi dad takes teen son to scale Kilamanjaro in extreme twist on quality time with kids

Mike Allsop says parents should spend one-on-one time with their kids but don't have to go to extremes.

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Crocodile kills pastor during mass baptism in Ethiopia

Police used fishing nets to stop the crocodile dragging the pastor's body away.

Most watched: Asteroid, caught on video, slams into rural South African farm at 50 times the speed of sound

A night-time CCTV camera set up on a farm caught the flaming object crashing to the ground.

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Dr Marc Lanteigne of Massey University says while Ebola itself is serious, the threat to New Zealand is minimal.

Is Ebola a threat to NZ? Expert discusses the chance of an outbreak here

Outbreaks have been taking place for decades in Africa and recent cases in the Congo are causing concern.

The broken bank of the Patel Dam near Solai in Kenya's Rift Valley.

Dam bursts in Kenya leaving 44 dead and 40 missing

Seasonal rains have killed more than 170 people in Kenya since March.

Zimbabwean woman who lost arm in crocodile attack marries just five days later

Zanele Ndlovu said she thought she was going to die, but then decided to keep fighting.

Graphic warning: The terrifying moment lion mauls owner of South African safari park

Remarkably the man survived with injuries to his neck and jaw. The lion was not so lucky.

Uganda's president wants to ban oral sex - 'The mouth is for eating'

President Yoweri Museveni, who has already made homosexuality illegal, has issued a warning about oral sex.

World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

His death won't have an impact on the efforts to save the subspecies, as the focus turns to in vitro fertilisation techniques.

Watch: ‘We must undo this disgrace’ – former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe challenges President Mnangagwa’s rise to power

Mr Mugabe was confined to house arrest following a military coup late last year which saw him replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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Seven Sharp’s Gill Higgins caught up with Laura Morrison before she embarks on the epic journey.

Woman driving from Scotland to South Africa to raise money for cancer research

Seven Sharp’s Gill Higgins caught up with Laura Morrison before she embarks on the epic journey.

Head of United Nations Mission in South Sudan David Shearer.

Hundreds of child soldiers freed in South Sudan under UN programme led by former Labour leader David Shearer

Mr Shearer, who is the head of UN Mission in South Sudan, said many endured sexual abuse.

Video: Aftermath of collision between train and truck in South Africa which killed 18 people

At least 260 others were injured in the accident in Free State province.

Watch: 'I have no words' - Zimbabwe woman breaks down in tears of joy over Mugabe's resignation live on TV

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe today resigned after 37 years in power.

Watch: Zimbabwe's Parliament erupts into cheering as Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced

Mr Mugabe was not present, but a letter was read out confirming he will step down, ending 37 years of rule.

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