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Eugene de Kock commanded a top-secret police death squad that killed dozens of anti-apartheid activists.
Looters are targeting shops belonging to migrants from Somalia, Bangladesh, Malawi and Ethiopia.
A new report reveals that a large number of police officers have been charged with crimes ranging from murder, armed robbery and rape.
Authorities have started to relocate dozens of rhinos from poaching “hot spots” to safer locations.
A new app helps women find out the worth of their dowry, usually live cows or money traditionally paid by the groom's family in southern African cultures.
It is far from over yet. But there is, at last, hope that the end of the outbreak may be within sight.
It is unclear whether more than one million people displaced by the militant group's insurgency will be able to vote in next month's election.
Analysis of satellite images by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International shows the extent of attacks in northeastern Nigeria.
The full story of an attack that killed up to 2,000 people is only now beginning to emerge.
Amnesty International said that the Baga attack this week may have been the 'deadliest in Boko Haram's history.'
Zimbabwe's First Lady has bold political ambitions, and some observers believe she is already pulling the strings.
But residents cracking jokes to make it through the constant power outages are just getting started.
They also haven't gotten their mail for 4 months. But those are symptoms of bigger problems.
Trevor Noah, one of his country's most popular comedians, will join the cast of Jon Stewart's nightly show this month.
Authorities in South Africa are training a new generation of dogs to track down and thwart rhino poachers.
As the outbreak in Liberia turned a corner earlier this month, a day for counting blessings was especially poignant.
One writer called the project 'a pathetic appropriation of commemoration as cover for a commercial promotion.'
The world was outraged by the kidnap of hundreds of schoolgirls, but a spate of attacks in recent weeks shows the Islamist group is growing bolder still.
Prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence, while South Africans question a system that judged one celebrity killer a murderer and another just negligent.
The judge took pains to emphasize in her sentencing of the sprinter that South African justice is blind.