Africa

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.

New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) soldiers disembark a helicopter.

NZ Defence Force officer joins Mali peacekeeping mission

Defence Minister Ron Mark says Colonel Fitzsimons will have an intelligence leadership role.

Winnie!' South Africa bids farewell to Madikizela-Mandela

Heads of state joined the five-hour celebration of the powerful figure who will be buried as a national hero.

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The aircraft came down shortly after taking off west of the capital Algiers.

Algerian military plane crashes after takeoff, killing 257

The cause of the crash was unclear and an investigation has been opened.

RIP Winnie: South Africa's 'Mother of the Nation' Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies, at 81

She remained a venerated figure in the ruling African National Congress.

Egypt's president wins re-election with 97 percent of vote

El-Sissi faced no serious challenger, after a string of potentially strong candidates withdrew.

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.

Watch: Wild celebrations on streets of Harare as Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe president

The streets of Zimbabwe's capital today erupted in dancing, singing, honking and cheers.

Robert Mugabe doesn't resign as President of Zimbabwe during speech after being dumped by Zanu PF

Despite speculation he would quit, the long-serving head of state now faces impeachment from Zanu PF after refusing to step down willingly.

Thousands rally in Zimbabwe capital calling for President Mugabe to resign

Thousands of demonstrators angrily chanted and carried banners calling on Mugabe to step aside.

Mali soldiers held hostage by extremist group linked to al-Qaida

The soldiers are said to have been captured from different locations during jihadist attacks in July 2016 and March 2017.

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Three year on, she is still working tirelessly to help those same youngsters.

Dunedin Hospital worker overwhelmed with $10,000 award to help Malawi nursery school kids

Devon Kilkelly volunteered at the school and is the latest recipient of the ASB Good and Gold Award on Seven Sharp.

Watch the full trailer for Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer that left parents of murdered Reeva Steenkamp 'horrified'

Reeva Steenkamp's parents say they had nothing to do with the film, but it includes their perspective.

Watch: Uganda MPs fight with mic stands, kick, punch each other in huge brawl

Security dragged some MPs out during the riot which was over efforts to scrap the presidential age limit of 75.

Raw: All-in brawl breaks out in Uganda's Parliament during debate

Tempers flared and chairs were thrown during the incident.

The Kiwi is amongst a group of three expatriate cement industry workers who were taken.

Suicide bombing kills 14 in Nigeria

14 people were killed and at least two dozen others were injured after a female suicide bomber sneaked into a building before detonating her explosives late Friday.

Watch: Texting driver's horror crash a shocking finale to public service ad

The South African TV ad starts off in slapstick comedy style with texting pedestrians' mishaps.

Football game ends in tragedy with wall collapse killing eight

Many more were injured when the wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal.

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Before the Chibok girls made headlines worldwide, Kiwi photographer Ruth McDowall found herself documenting the lives of Boko Haram's first kidnapping victims.

In her own words: Taranaki photographer's journey from small town NZ to one-on-one with the victims of Boko Haram

Before the Chibok girls made headlines worldwide, Kiwi photographer Ruth McDowall found herself documenting the lives of Boko Haram's first kidnapping victims.

Watch: Crazy video shows giant squid trying to hitch a ride by wrapping tentacles around paddle board

The incredible footage was captured off the coast of Melkbosstrand, South Africa.

At least 15 people killed in suicide blast in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

The attacker used a van and detonated the bomb in front of a government building.

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