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Pope celebrates huge Mass in Kenya

4 hours 6 min ago
Pope Francis celebrates Mass with many thousands of people in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on his first visit as pontiff to Africa.

VIDEO: Zambian ex-child bride speaks out

4 hours 19 min ago
Chipasha Iliamupu was married off by her father at 15 years old in a rural village in Zambia

Africa child bride numbers 'may double'

5 hours 5 min ago
The number of child brides in Africa will more than double to 310 million by 2050 unless urgent action is taken, the UN's children's fund Unicef warns in a new report.

VIDEO: Pope urges reconciliation in Kenya

5 hours 9 min ago
Pope Francis has urged Kenyans to work for peace and reconciliation on his first trip as pontiff to Africa, Caroline Wyatt reports.

Court lifts SA rhino horn trade ban

5 hours 39 min ago
A South Africa court lifts a ban on the domestic trade in rhino horns which was imposed by the government in 2009 to stem poaching.

Leaving the UK and going 'home' to Ghana

11 hours 26 min ago
Young professionals of Ghanaian descent from the UK and US are moving to Ghana. Nancy Kacungira went to meet some to find out why.

VIDEO: AU head: marriage 'oppresses women'

Wed, 2015-11-25 20:11
The BBC speaks to the chair of the African Union Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma about women's rights in Africa.

Drogba targets Chelsea manager's job

Wed, 2015-11-25 19:10
Didier Drogba says he has an agreement to return to Chelsea once he finishes playing and wants it to be as manager.

Pope urges Kenyans to work for peace

Wed, 2015-11-25 17:09
Pope Francis urges Kenyans to work for peace as he starts his visit to Africa, with crowds lining the streets of the capital to welcome him.

VIDEO: Pope's peace call on arrival in Kenya

Wed, 2015-11-25 14:37
On his first official visit to Africa, Pope Francis has urged Kenyans to work for peace and reconciliation.

Germany to send 650 soldiers to Mali

Wed, 2015-11-25 12:57
Germany is to send up to 650 soldiers to Mali to support France in its fight against Islamist militants, the country's defence minister says.

Islamic State claims Tunisia bus blast

Wed, 2015-11-25 12:12
The so-called Islamic State group says one of its suicide bombers carried out Tuesday's deadly attack on a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunisia.

Stalemate in first-ever Sudan derby

Wed, 2015-11-25 11:26
Sudan and South Sudan's first-ever international meeting ends in a goalless draw at the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.

VIDEO: On board the Pope's plane to Africa

Wed, 2015-11-25 10:46
Prior to his arrival in Kenya for a three-nation African tour, Pope Francis was filmed on board the papal plane greeting reporters.

Lazio's Keita aims for Rio with Senegal

Wed, 2015-11-25 10:46
Lazio's Spanish-born Keita Balde Diao wants to play for Senegal at the Olympics if they qualify from the African U23 Cup of Nations.

Gambia bans female genital mutilation

Wed, 2015-11-25 08:27
The Gambian president bans female genital mutilation - in a country where 76% of women get the risky procedure.

NBA team's tribute to Congolese star

Wed, 2015-11-25 07:12
The Atlanta Hawks honours former NBA basketball player Dikembe Mutombo by retiring his shirt, meaning no-one will wear his number 55 again.

VIDEO: Fighting FGM - 'I felt my flesh being cut'

Wed, 2015-11-25 02:12
Female genital mutilation is banned in the UK and somebody carrying it out can be jailed for up to 14 years. We rarely hear women of different generations from the affected communities discussing the issue. This is one Somali family's story where attitudes have changed through the generations.

The Pope's five big issues in Africa

Tue, 2015-11-24 23:08
What are the Pope's five big issues in Africa?

Blast hits state security bus in Tunis

Tue, 2015-11-24 20:14
An explosion hits a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, killing at least 13 people, sparking a state of emergency.

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