Tanks deployed to capital Harare as tensions mount in the country after president Robert Mugabe sacked vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
HRW interviewed 87 domestic workers who were abused, forced to work for 21 hours, denied food and sleep and had their passports confiscated by their employers.
Green Beret Logan Melgar, who died in mysterious circumstances while on assignment in Mali, had reportedly declined to accept illicit money from SEALs before his death.
Dutchman Wim van Griensven and Belgian Sabine Goossens were trampled to death by an elephant while on safari at Mosi-o-tunya National Park in Livingstone, Zambia.
Around the world, more than half of the people displaced by conflict are children, and over 245 million children live in conflict zones.
Drone campaign continues in Somalia after the US approved new directives granting army extended military operations against terrorists.
Osman al-Alsaied was rushed to hospital after one of his buddies blasted some celebratory gunshots – but forgot to aim upwards.
Robert Mugabe's son has posted a video on Snapchat showing himself pouring hundreds of pounds worth of champagne over a $60,000 (£45,000) diamond-encrusted watch.
The trial of Peter Frederiksen and his bizarre obsession shocked South Africa. He was found guilty of child rape and conspiracy to murder.
Fanroi Mochachi, 45, pleaded guilty to bestiality and has been handed a suspended five-year jail sentence.
The victims' corpses were picked by a Spanish military ship and most of them are thought to be from either Niger or Nigeria.
Kidnapping for ransom is common in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, where militant groups have waged a war against the federal government.
Tramadol, which is available on prescription in the UK, is the most abused drug in Egypt, with as much as 40% of the population using it.
Male Libyan prisoners are being routinely raped by rival militias as a method of torture and humiliation, an investigation has revealed.
Laura Plummer, 33, travelled to the north African country with nearly 300 tablets of tramadol as well as some naproxen, which she claimed were for her sick partner.