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BBC Africa News
The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 5 hours 37 min ago
Tens of thousands of people join world leaders at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.
The US military is to help fly African Union peacekeeping troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic, officials say.
The United Nations says nuclear inspectors will visit Libya to assess its uranium stockpiles, amid concerns about fragile security in the country.
French soldiers have started to remove weapons from fighters in the Central African Republic (CAR).
A court in Somalia gives a suspended jail term to a 19-year-old woman who alleged she was raped, and fines the journalist who reported her story.
French soldiers start taking weapons from fighters in the Central African Republic - and briefly trade fire with armed men unwilling to disarm.
Thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo attend the state funeral of rumba star Tabu Ley Rochereau in the capital, Kinshasa.
Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie appears in court in Egypt for the first time since his arrest in August.
Mourning Mandela in heartland of former Afrikaner supremacists
Nelson Mandela's daughter Makaziwe tells the BBC about the former president's "wonderful" final moments, with the whole family around him.
A Kenyan fan has taken his own life after Manchester United's Premier League defeat to Newcastle United.
Aid agencies paid Somalia's al-Shabab militants for access to areas under their control during the 2011 famine, two think tanks say.
How Ethiopia trained Mandela in guerrilla warfare
South Africa's parliament is to meet to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, as world leaders prepare for Tuesday's memorial service.
Three people are in police custody after ex Nigeria international Sam Sodje told an undercover reporter he had been involved in fixing games.
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What economic legacy did he leave for South Africa?
Some 60 heads of state and government are to attend the memorial service or state funeral of Nelson Mandela, South Africa announces.
Egyptian police recover an ancient statue of Tutankhamun's sister and wife, stolen during unrest in August.
Millions of South Africans celebrate Mandela's life