Chinese ‘Queen of Ivory’ jailed for 15 years in Tanzania

A Chinese woman, nicknamed the 'Queen of Ivory' and thought to be one of Africa's most notorious traffickers, has been sentenced to 15 years...

At least 7 dead as tens of thousands protest in Sudan, demanding civilian rule

At least seven people were killed as tens of thousands protested in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, on Sunday, in the largest mass demonstration since the deadly crackdown...

Suspected rhino poacher is killed by an elephant and then eaten by lions in...

Only a skull and a pair of trousers remained after a suspected rhino poacher was killed by an elephant and then eaten by lions...

He swam for 54 days across crocodile-infested Lake Malawi to break two world records

Six years ago, Martin Hobbs had never swum a mile. This week, he cemented a world record by swimming 361 miles -- the full...

How Indomie instant noodles became a Nigerian staple

Jollof rice, efo riro, ogbono. These are just a few of the meals dominating dinner plates in Nigeria. But there is a less-traditional contender within...

As Europe grapples with Brexit, the African Union seeks a more United States of...

Since the United Kingdom voted for Brexit three years ago, the European Union has been struggling to work out a structure for its future...

Kenyan villager clears way for a new road — by hand

Beginning a new road usually requires massive equipment such as bulldozers and excavators, but for 45-year-old Nicholas Muchami, all it takes is a spade,...

Dambe: Forgotten Nigerian martial art is growing online

From Nollywood actresses to afrobeat superstars, August Udoh, has captured them all. He's lauded as Nigeria's most talented celebrity photographer but it is the stories of those on...

Scores of women and girls raped over 10-day period in South Sudan, aid agency...

Attackers raped, beat and robbed more than 100 women and girls in northern South Sudan over a 10-day period in November, aid agency Doctors...

Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing rises to 52

The death toll from three car bombs detonated near a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia has risen to 52 people, hospital officials told CNN Monday. Around...

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