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Updated: 1 hour 44 min ago

DR Congo axe attackers kill dozens

2 hours 19 min ago
At least 50 people have been massacred by machete and axe-wielding attackers in eastern DR Congo, according to activists.

Zambia leader sacked by party

2 hours 45 min ago
Zambia's governing Patriotic Front suspends President Guy Scott as party leader amid a power struggle ahead of elections in January.

Rwanda country profile - Overview

3 hours 14 min ago
Provides an overview of Rwanda, including key events and facts about this East African country that is still recovering from the genocide of 1994.

Deadly stadium stampede in Zimbabwe

3 hours 15 min ago
Eleven people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, police say.

Striker Olaitan returns to training

4 hours 18 min ago
Olympiakos striker Michael Olaitan is back in training for the first time since he collapsed during a league game in March.

Uganda uproar over toddler's death

4 hours 42 min ago
The funeral is held in Uganda of a boy of two, who was run over by a council vehicle after his mother was arrested for selling fruit.

Gharib sacked by Egypt after Cup exit

5 hours 17 min ago
Egypt dismiss coach Shawky Gharib after he failed to qualify the Pharaohs for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

VIDEO: Commercialising farming in Ethiopia

6 hours 6 min ago
The BBC's Lerato Mbele meets the Ethiopian farmers trying to find their place in the local and regional economy.

VIDEO: Ethiopia's industrial boom

6 hours 11 min ago
Ethiopia is experiencing a property and infrastructure boom, as Roderick Macleod reports from Addis Ababa.

Mali doctor dies from Ebola virus

6 hours 49 min ago
A doctor has died in Mali after treating a patient who sparked a second wave of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.

VIDEO: 'Without food people can't fight Ebola'

7 hours 26 min ago
World Food Programme Guinea country director Elisabeth Faure says the Ebola outbreak is making problems with food insecurity in affected countries much worse.

Who will be Tunisia's next president?

9 hours 15 min ago
Tunisia to choose new president with powers curtailed

Greste family appeal to Egypt's Sisi

11 hours 5 min ago
The parents of jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste make a direct appeal to Egypt's President Sisi for his release.

Still searching for a cure for Libya

Thu, 2014-11-20 20:15
Still no cure as chaos continues in Libya

One dead in Mombasa mosque clash

Thu, 2014-11-20 19:50
At least one person has died in the Kenyan city of Mombasa after new clashes following the closure of several mosques in the city.

VIDEO: Cairollers: Roller derby Cairo style

Thu, 2014-11-20 18:53
Roller derby changing lives for Egyptian women

Boko Haram in 'despicable' attack

Thu, 2014-11-20 18:35
Dozens of people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and villagers say.

Tunisia police rape sentence doubled

Thu, 2014-11-20 17:11
Two Tunisian policeman convicted of raping a woman in a police car have their sentences more than doubled in a high-profile court case.

Kenya 'ghost worker' scam unveiled

Thu, 2014-11-20 14:11
The Kenyan government orders an investigation after more than 12,000 false names were found on its workers' payroll.

VIDEO: Ebola news: 20 November in 15 secs

Thu, 2014-11-20 13:39
The World Health Organization says transmission of Ebola remains "intense" in Sierra Leone. Here is the latest Ebola news for Thursday 20 November - in 15 seconds.

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