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BBC Africa News
The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
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Tunisia, whose 2011 uprising inspired the Arab Spring, holds a presidential run-off with the winner becoming the country's first freely elected leader.
Guinea striker Ismael Bangoura rules himself out of the Nations Cup to concentrate on club football with French side Nantes.
Votes are being counted in Liberia's senate election held on Saturday despite a deadly Ebola outbreak, but many people decided to stay away.
Sierra Leone football is rocked by internal rows following a decision by SLFA members to dissolve the Isha Johansen-led executive committee.
A Canadian team has come up with an ingenious solution for using an ordinary power drill safely in surgery - wrapping it in a sterile bag
Goals from David Silva and Ivorian Yaya Toure move Manchester City level with leaders Chelsea after victory over Crystal Palace.
Ghanaian striker David Accam signs for MLS side Chicago Fire on a long-term contract, subject to international clearance.
How Somali refugees in the northern US learn to walk on ice
Motorbiking Santas, Maasai medals and Lipala dance
Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.
One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.
A court in Nigeria rules that all prisoners should be able to vote, with general elections looming in February 2015.
Egyptian artist Rami el-Fass sculpts exclusively from discarded junk, which he then returns to the street in its recycled form.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
Nigeria's central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.
Why Nigerians clamour for riches when a relative is elected
While much of the profits made from wildlife tourism in Botswana go to foreign-owned tourist operators, the biggest concern for some locals is poachers.
Nigeria's government said it is "outraged and deeply saddened" after militants attacked a remote village and reportedly kidnapped about 200 people.
Ex-Sierra Leone manager Johnny McKinstry, appointed at 27, recounts his departure from the Ebola-hit country.
Nigerian Ikechukwu Uche is delighted to have signed a two-year contract extension at Villarreal, keeping him at the club until 2017.