Two years after Cecil the lion was killed by a trophy-hunter in Zimbabwe, prompting global outrage, his son may have met a similar sad end.
Xanda, a six-year-old lion with several young cubs, was reportedly shot on a trophy hunt.
He is said to have died outside the Hwange National Park in northern Zimbabwe.
The lion had been fitted with an electronic tracking collar by Oxford University...
Suspected Boko Haram fighters have been "brutally tortured" by security forces in Cameroon, a rights group says.
Amnesty International said in a report that the suspects, including women and children, were beaten, water-boarded and forced into stress positions.
The cases allegedly happened between 2013 and 2017, and dozens of detainees died as a result, it added.
Cameroon's government has...
At least 20 displaced civilians, including women and children, have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in south Yemen, officials say.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said a village in the Mawza district of Taiz province was hit on Tuesday afternoon.
Most of those killed are believed to have been from the same family.
There was no immediate comment from the coalition, which is...
A baboon in Zambia has tampered with the cables at a power station in the south of the country leaving 50,000 people without electricity.
It caused the blackout on Sunday morning by climbing into the power station and pulling at the lines.
The baboon survived the "massive electric shock" that would have killed a human being, a power company spokesman said.
A person would also have been...
Eight people have died and at least 49 are injured after a wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal.
It happened at Demba Diop stadium in the capital, Dakar, at the end of the League Cup final between Stade de Mbour and Union Sportive Ouakam.
Fighting started between rival fans and police responded by using tear gas, which led to panic, a stampede, and the wall collapse.
A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is thought to have infected 300,000 people in the past 10 weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.
The situation has continued to "spiral out of control", with about 7,000 new cases every day, the ICRC warned.
More than 1,700 associated deaths have been reported, according to the UN.
Yemen's health, water and sanitation systems are...
Five teenage pupils from The Gambia who built a robot for a prestigious international competition in the United States will not be able to accompany their invention to the event after being denied a visa.
The Gambian pupils become the second team of students refused entry to the US to attend the FIRST Global robotics event in Washington, DC, on July 16-18. On Saturday, it was reported that an...
A Mali-based al-Qaeda affiliate has released a video of six foreign hostages ahead of a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the country.
They include a French NGO worker, an elderly Australian surgeon and a Colombian nun.
No "genuine" negotiations to release them have taken place, the video says.
Mr Macron is in Mali to consolidate western backing for a regional force against the...
The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has now exceeded 200,000, the United Nations says.
The joint statement by Unicef and the World Health Organization said the country was now facing the worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world.
The two UN agencies say they are doing everything they can to stop the outbreak from accelerating.
So far more than 1,300 people have died - one...
More than 3,300 people have been killed in the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai region since last October, the Catholic Church says.
The figure, reported by the Reuters news agency, is from Church sources.
The deaths are the result of clashes between the army and a rebel group, but civilians have also been caught up in the violence.
The UN has reported on the discovery...