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Chad and Comoros cause 2018 upsets

6 hours 13 min ago
Lowly-ranked Chad and Comoros earn away-goal wins to be among the sides to advance to the next round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Jailed Angolan rapper 'deteriorating'

6 hours 44 min ago
The condition of detained Angolan rapper and activist Luaty Beirao, who has been on hunger strike for 23 days, is deteriorating, his wife tells the BBC.

Burkina's Sankara 'riddled with bullets'

8 hours 19 min ago
An autopsy shows the supposed remains of Burkina Faso's former leader Thomas Sankara are "riddled with bullets", his family's lawyer says.

Mali Facebook search for Hajj missing

10 hours 24 min ago
A Malian woman sets up a Facebook page to help find some 200 people from Mali who are still missing after last month's Hajj pilgrimage crush.

Observers deem Guinea election valid

11 hours 5 min ago
Guinea's presidential election at the weekend was valid but there were severe logistical difficulties, according to EU election observers.

Tanzania protest over 'closing stores'

11 hours 18 min ago
Angry staff and suppliers from one of East Africa's leading retailers, Uchumi Supermarkets, protest in Dar es Salaam amid fears they will not be paid.

Brewing giants agree takeover terms

16 hours 12 min ago
SABMiller, with historic African ties, accepts an increased takeover offer from a major rival that will create a brewer making about 30% of the world's beer.

Man Booker winner to be announced

19 hours 8 min ago
The winner of the Man Booker Prize is to be announced later with Nigeria's Chigozie Obioma on the shortlist for the £50,000 ($76,000) prize.

Kenya’s pioneering ambulance driver

Mon, 2015-10-12 19:32
Kenya’s pioneering ambulance driver – who braves al-Shabab

VIDEO: 'I can't forgive them for teaching me to fight'

Mon, 2015-10-12 19:04
Nearly 5,000 children have been released from rebel groups in the Central African Republic.

VIDEO: Opposition alleges Guinea poll fraud

Mon, 2015-10-12 17:21
Guinea's opposition is calling for a re-run of Sunday's presidential election even before the votes have been counted.

'Bizarre' video tour of Pistorius house

Mon, 2015-10-12 13:25
The new tenants of the house where South African athlete Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp are filmed giving a video tour of the building.

Guinea opposition demands vote re-run

Mon, 2015-10-12 12:16
Guinea's opposition calls for a re-run of Sunday's presidential election even before the votes are counted, alleging widespread fraud.

VIDEO: Why Cecil's killer escaped prosecution

Mon, 2015-10-12 11:57
Authorities in Zimbabwe have said that the US dentist who shot Cecil the lion will not be prosecuted.

Zimbabwe drops case against lion killer

Mon, 2015-10-12 10:56
Zimbabwe says it will not prosecute the US dentist who killed Cecil the lion because he had the proper paperwork allowing him to conduct the hunt.

Ugandan army 'to leave' South Sudan

Mon, 2015-10-12 10:50
Ugandan troops will start leaving South Sudan by the end of this week - a key rebel demand - according to the head of the Ugandan force in the country.

Toure in frame for fifth Caf title

Mon, 2015-10-12 06:07
Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure is included on the Confederation of African Football's 37-man list for its Player of the Year award.

Tunisia keeps Arab Spring ideals alive

Mon, 2015-10-12 05:14
Despite all the problems in the country, Tunisia remains in the vanguard of democratic development in the Middle East, says Owen Bennett-Jones.

Guineans vote in presidential poll

Sun, 2015-10-11 11:41
Guineans are voting in what is only the second democratic presidential election since the west African country won independence in 1958.

Tanzania reach next round of qualifiers

Sun, 2015-10-11 10:28
Tanzania reach the next round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers despite losing in Malawi, as Ethiopia and Kenya also progress.

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