New research reveals that the number of great white sharks off the coast of South Africa is declining rapidly, with the current population potentially too low to revive.
The first case of yellow fever turned up in December in Angola's Luanda province, the country's most populous province and home to the capital city of the same name. The virus has since killed nearly 300 people.
A local journalist in South Africa has sparked outrage by releasing screenshots of a private conversation she had on Facebook with a High Court judge in Pretoria.
The southern African country has 10 national parks with huge populations of elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinos. Yet drought across the region has put more than 4 million Zimbabweans in need of aid.
Angola is in the grips of a health crisis, with malaria deaths surging and a yellow fever epidemic also spreading — and being carried by travelers to countries as far away as China.
The constitutional court ruling on Thursday ended years of controversy surrounding security upgrades the South African leader made to his private residence, renovations that included a swimming pool, a chicken run, and a visitors center.
A court in the Southern African country issued the verdict on Monday, sentencing the group of activists to as many as eight years in jail for plotting a rebellion against the government during a book club meeting last June.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos has led Angola since 1979 — only one other African leader has been in power longer. But he has said before he would step down, and didn't.
A severe drought in southern Africa has caused a spike in "transactional sex" — a term describing the exchange of sexual services for food or other vital goods, a common refugee camp phenomenon.
Renewed student protests in South Africa devolved into chaos and clashes with security forces at North West University, forcing the administration to cancel classes indefinitely on Thursday.
After several years of a weakened economy and slow growth rates, the country's finance minister introduced strong austerity measures and tax hikes in the annual budget speech on Wednesday.
Multiple humanitarian agencies are ringing alarm bells at the scale of food scarcity and disease outbreaks in eastern and southern Africa — and they say it could take years for the region to recover.