• Meghan Markle Sep 25, 2019

    Baby Archie Makes Rare Public Appearance in South Africa

    Baby Archie made a rare public appearance on Wednesday as his parents, Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, continued their first official tour as a family in South Africa. Meghan held Archie as the royal couple met with Nobel Peace Prize winner and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town. The youngest member of Britain’s royal family had been...

  • Africa Sep 23, 2019

    Harry and Meghan Start 1st Official Tour as Family in Africa

    Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, began their first official tour as a family on Monday with their infant son, Archie, in South Africa. The first day of their 10-day, multi-country tour started in Cape Town with visits to girls’ empowerment projects that teach rights and self-defense. A musical welcome greeted them in the township of...

  • Africa Sep 19, 2019

    Prince Harry & Meghan Markle in Rome for Misha Nonoo's Wedding

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly touched down in Rome for the wedding of Meghan’s friend Misha Nonoo, who is tying the knot with oil tycoon Michael Hess. “Eagle Italian eyes tell me that Harry and Meghan were spotted arriving in Rome today. For tomorrow’s wedding of the Duchess’ best mate Misha Nonoo to oil tycoon Michael Hess,” royal...

  • South Africa Sep 6, 2019

    Harry, Meghan and Archie Set for 10-day Southern Africa Trip

    Representatives for the British royal family say Prince Harry will get to see the legacy of his late mother’s humanitarian work in Angola during a fall trip to southern Africa. Buckingham Palace released details Friday of the trip Harry is taking with his wife, Meghan, and their infant son Archie, who was born in May.

  • Instagram Sep 2, 2019

    Prince Harry ‘Can't Wait' to Introduce Meghan Markle, Archie to South Africa on Upcoming Tour

    This fall, Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their son Archie Harrison will kick off a Southern African tour, their first as a family of three. And, for his part, the proud dad could not be more excited. So much so, that on Sunday morning, he took to their Sussex Royal Instagram account to share a personal message with...

  • Malawi Apr 24, 2019

    Malawi Becomes 1st Nation to Immunize Kids Against Malaria

    The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. Although the vaccine only protects about one-third of children who are immunized, those who get the shots are likely to have less severe cases of malaria. The parasitic disease kills about 435,000...

  • Johannesburg Apr 10, 2019

    Cyclone Idai's Death Toll Now Above 1,000 in Southern Africa, Cholera Cases Top 4,000

    The death toll from the cyclone that ripped into southern Africa last month is now above 1,000, while the number of cholera cases among survivors has risen above 4,000. The United Nations has described Cyclone Idai, which hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi nearly a month ago, as “one of the deadliest storms on record in the southern hemisphere.” Zimbabwe’s information...

  • Cara Anna Mar 25, 2019

    Mozambican Families Hunt for Loved Ones Separated by Cyclone

    The young mother huddled on a wooden boat clutching her 2-year-old daughter, headed for the unknown: The flooded town of Buzi, which thousands have fled with little but the clothes on their backs. Fishermen’s boats have been ferrying out Buzi’s displaced, sometimes scores of people crammed into a single vessel. But Veronica Fatia was going against the tide, up waters...

  • Chief Mar 24, 2019

    Cyclone Death Toll Above 750; Fighting Disease New Challenge

    Cyclone Idai’s death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers restore electricity, water and try to prevent outbreak of cholera, authorities said Sunday. In Mozambique the number of dead has risen to 446 while there are 259 dead in Zimbabwe and at least 56 dead in Malawi...

  • Chief Mar 23, 2019

    Tens of Thousands in Southern Africa Need Help After Cyclone

    A second week has begun of efforts to find and help tens of thousands of people after Cyclone Idai devastated a large swath of Mozambique. Members of the Indian and South African militaries are joining aid groups in flying over stretches of central Mozambique as they look for signs of life and people in need. No one knows how many...

  • electricity Mar 19, 2019

    Over 1,000 Feared Dead After Cyclone Slams Mozambique

    More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said. “It is a real disaster of great proportions,” President Filipe Nyusi said. Cyclone Idai could prove to be the deadliest storm in generations to hit the impoverished southeast...

  • Donald Trump Oct 3, 2018

    In First Solo International Trip, Melania Trump Walks Through Ghana's ‘Door of No Return'

    Melania Trump walked out the infamous “Door of No Return” at a onetime slave-trade outpost Wednesday and gazed over the crashing ocean waves that carried millions of Africans to lives of servitude. She later called her visit “a solemn reminder of a time in our history that should never be forgotten.” “It’s very emotional,” she said. “The dungeons that I...

  • Facebook Jul 30, 2018

    Madonna to Celebrate 60th Birthday With Malawi Fundraiser

    Madonna is celebrating her upcoming 60th birthday with a fundraiser for orphans and children in Malawi.

  • London Jul 27, 2017

    Madonna Accepts Damages From Publisher Over Privacy Invasion

    Madonna and her twin daughters Stella and Estere have accepted damages from the publisher of the Mail Online website over an article that was a “serious invasion of privacy,” a lawyer for the star said Thursday. Madonna sued Associated Newspapers over a January story giving details of her adoption of the 4-year-old twins from Malawi. Her lawyer, Jenny Afia, told...

  • The Associated Press Jul 11, 2017

    Madonna at Opening of Children's Wing of Malawi Hospital

    Madonna was in Malawi on Tuesday for the official opening of a hospital children’s wing funded by her charity and named after one of the four children the pop star has adopted from the impoverished southern African nation.

  • The Associated Press Jul 6, 2017

    Pediatric Unit Built by Madonna in Malawi to Open July 11

    Madonna says the children’s wing at a hospital in Malawi she has been building for two years completed its first surgery last week and will officially open July 11. The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, located at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre, had a soft opening and is the first of...

  • The Associated Press Feb 9, 2017

    Madonna Adopts Twin Girls From Malawi After Facing Sharp Questions From Judge

    Madonna was asked “uncomfortable questions” by a judge in Malawi during the pop star’s successful application to adopt more children from the southern African country, according to a court document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

  • High Court Jan 25, 2017

    Madonna Denying Report She's Applied to Adopt 2 More Children From Malawi

    Pop star Madonna is slamming an earlier report that she has filed for the adoption of two more children from Malawi.

  • Mexico Dec 8, 2016

    Giraffes, Rarer Than Elephants, Put on Extinction Watch List

    The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say. Because the giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in just 30 years, scientists put it on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species worldwide, calling it “vulnerable.” That’s two steps up the danger ladder from its previous designation of being a species of...

  • ASIA Jul 22, 2016

    500 Elephants Get New Home in Massive African Relocation

    A half-dozen African elephants lay strewn on a riverside plain in Malawi, immobilized by darts fired from a helicopter in a massive project to move 500 elephants, by truck and crane, to a sanctuary for the threatened species....
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    As development squeezes Africa’s wildlife areas, this kind of man-made animal migration is increasingly seen as a conservation strategy in Malawi, one of...

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