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BBC Africa News
The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
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The UN Security Council hears a proposal to create a medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping, to be named after a Senegalese soldier who saved lives during the Rwandan genocide.
The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park - Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo - is shot and wounded in an ambush.
South Africa coach Gordon Igesund will on Thursday learn the findings of the inquiry into allegations he incited players to strike.
Chad has withdrawn all its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic, an official confirms, after accusations they sided with Muslim rebels.
A forensics expert contradicts police ballistics testimony by telling the trial of Oscar Pistorius that his girlfriend was shot in quick succession.
Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for 100 teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
The Nigerian military joins the search for at least 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote northeast.
Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.
A life coach who defrauded Nigeria's Peter Odemwingie and six other clients out of more than £80,000 is spared jail.
Somali refugee children's letters of hope to homeless Syrians
Trying to get into Europe from Morocco
Meet the woman teaching photo tagging to people in rural Uganda
Masked gunmen kidnap Jordan's ambassador to Libya in the capital, Tripoli, in an attack that left his driver wounded, officials say.
What Nigeria has to teach the world about social media
Armed men have abducted some 100 students from a girls' school in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say.
Oscar Pistorius' murder trial sees a Valentine's card which his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was going to give the athlete before he shot her dead.
But Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika is still likely to be re-elected
Libyan author Mansour Bushnaf says Libya does not have much of reading culture because under Col Muammar Gaddafi, people were afraid of books.
Rebel forces in South Sudan say they have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu and want oil companies to halt operations.
Manchester City's Yaya Toure will be out for up to two weeks with a muscle injury picked up in the defeat by Liverpool.