Many of the migrants are forced into indentured service after their attempts to reach Europe are delayed or they run out of funds to pay the smugglers.
Neither Robert Mugabe, 93, nor his wife Grace, 52, who has been vying to succeed her husband as president, have been seen or heard from.
Tensions are mounting in the country after President Robert Mugabe sacked vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, prompting condemnation by the country's military chief.
Speculations are rife that President Robert Mugabe might appoint Grace as the new vice-president after firing Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Troops have reportedly seized Zimbabwe's state broadcaster ZBC as speculation mounts of a possible coup.
Suyash Dixit, from India, travelled to the unclaimed area of Bir Tawil and planted seeds and his newly-made flag.He has christened the area the Kingdom of Dixit.
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.