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Updated: 6 hours 37 min ago

US 'targets al-Shabab's leader'

6 hours 51 min ago
The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit.

Mali landmine kills four UN soldiers

7 hours 38 min ago
Four UN peacekeepers are killed and 15 injured by a landmine in northern Mali, amid what the UN calls a period of "increased attacks".

Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'

7 hours 45 min ago
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Nigeria in danger of Fifa suspension

8 hours 9 min ago
Nigeria risk a ban by Fifa after Chris Giwa fails to step down as president of the football federation by Monday's deadline.

Ebola 'threatens W Africa harvests'

8 hours 29 min ago
The deadly Ebola outbreak is putting food prices and harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", warns the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Nigeria militants 'seize' major town

11 hours 22 min ago
Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.

Nigerian army's pride wounded

11 hours 56 min ago
Nigeria's campaign against Boko Haram goes from bad to worse

Nigeria to report Schalke over Obasi

12 hours 57 min ago
Nigeria will report Schalke to Fifa after the Germans refuse to release striker Chinedu Obasi for this month's Nations Cup ties.

Ivory Coast get go-ahead to host tie

15 hours 13 min ago
Ivory Coast's government agrees to host the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in Abidjan, despite fears over Ebola.

VIDEO: Uganda's Ghetto Kids: 'Dance changed my life'

16 hours 34 min ago
YouTube dance video rescues Ugandan street kids

Hull sign Ben Arfa, Ramirez & Diame

Mon, 2014-09-01 20:24
Hull City agree a fee with West Ham to sign Senegal international midfielder Mohamed Diame.

Southampton sign £10m forward Mane

Mon, 2014-09-01 19:20
Southampton sign Senegal forward Sadio Mane from Austria's Red Bull Salzburg on transfer deadline day.

The students behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

Mon, 2014-09-01 19:11
The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

Liverpool's Assaidi returns to Stoke

Mon, 2014-09-01 17:46
Stoke City sign Liverpool and Morocco winger Oussama Assaidi on a season-long loan for a second consecutive year.

Lesotho military action ruled out

Mon, 2014-09-01 13:00
Southern African leaders reject calls by Lesotho's exiled prime minister for the immediate deployment of troops to his country, an official tells the BBC.

Kenya targeting 'ghost workers'

Mon, 2014-09-01 11:44
Kenya's President Kenyatta launches the biometric registration of civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll.

Libya militias 'seize ministries'

Mon, 2014-09-01 10:06
Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.

VIDEO: Embracing animation in Africa

Mon, 2014-09-01 09:57
Meet 10 young Africans hoping to take on Hollywood

El Ahmadi seals return to Feyenoord

Mon, 2014-09-01 06:11
Aston Villa's Morocco international midfielder Karim El Ahmadi returns to Feyenoord in a three-year deal.

Lesotho country profile

Mon, 2014-09-01 05:22
Provides an overview, key facts and history of his small country completely surrounded by South Africa

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