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More than 300 Tanzanian MPs are taking HIV tests in public today as they try to encourage more people to get tested.

The initiative comes at the start of a six-month campaign dubbed ‘test and treat’ that seeks to put people living with HIV on anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs).

The killing of Sibusiso Radebe, an MP belonging to South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC), apparently in a botched car hijacking on Tuesday night, illustrates the seriousness of violent crime in the country.

Italian clothing firm United Colors of Benetton has been criticised after launching a controversial advertising campaign featuring images of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean.

The ads show migrants in life jackets accompanied by volunteers this month.