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S Leone vice-president in quarantine

Sat, 2015-02-28 17:53
The vice-president of Sierra Leone puts himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies from the Ebola virus.

Rwanda urged to take BBC to court

Sat, 2015-02-28 16:33
An inquiry in Rwanda urges the government to initiate criminal and civil proceedings against the BBC for a documentary about the 1994 genocide.

Borussia Dortmund 3-0 FC Schalke 04

Sat, 2015-02-28 14:33
Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus wear Batman and Robin masks during Borussia Dortmund's win over Schalke.

Newcastle United 1-0 Aston Villa

Sat, 2015-02-28 14:16
Senegal's Papiss Cisse scores his 11th goal of the season to give John Carver his first home win as Newcastle boss.

Lesotho votes in snap elections

Sat, 2015-02-28 12:53
Polling ends and counting is under way in Lesotho, in a snap election aimed at resolving political tensions after an attempted coup last year.

South Africa and Mali prepare for final

Sat, 2015-02-28 11:15
South Africa and Mali prepare to square off for the African Under-17 Championship title in the final in Niger on Sunday.

Ighalo focussed on success with Watford

Sat, 2015-02-28 08:09
In-form Watford striker Odion Ighalo says he will not allow himself to be distracted by talk of a call-up from Nigeria.

VIDEO: Ballots cast in Lesotho elections

Sat, 2015-02-28 07:58
The people of Lesotho are voting in snap elections called two years early in an effort to restore political stability in the mountain kingdom.

Nyong'o stolen dress 'recovered'

Sat, 2015-02-28 03:02
A dress "resembling" the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars has been found, Los Angeles police say.

VIDEO: Ester Rada: Israel's Ethiopian diva

Fri, 2015-02-27 19:11
Israel's Ester Rada thrills with rich music inspired by Africa beats

Somali pirates free Thai fishermen

Fri, 2015-02-27 13:49
Four Thai fishermen thought to have been held by Somali pirates longer than any other captives have been freed, officials say.

VIDEO: Has US failed South Sudan?

Fri, 2015-02-27 13:00
Satirist asks if US has given up on South Sudan

Rwanda singer planned to kill Kagame

Fri, 2015-02-27 12:15
A popular Rwandan singer is jailed for 10 years after being convicted of planning to kill President Kagame and inciting hatred against the government.

Snatched baby found after 17 years

Fri, 2015-02-27 10:21
A South African girl has been found 17 years after she was stolen from her mother shortly after being born in a Cape Town hospital.

VIDEO: Sudan's president at UAE arms fair

Fri, 2015-02-27 09:49
Wanted for war crimes, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends the first major weapons fair since the 2014 UN arms trade treaty.

Mugabe admits land reform flaws

Fri, 2015-02-27 09:29
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe admits failures in the country's controversial land reform programme, saying some farms were "too big".

Will Lesotho election be peaceful?

Fri, 2015-02-27 07:41
Lesotho goes to the polls months after coup attempt

Township Rollers warn Kaizer Chiefs

Fri, 2015-02-27 07:31
Botswanans Township Rollers believe they can knock South Africans Kaizer Chiefs out of the Champions League.

Africa in pictures: 20-26 February 2015

Fri, 2015-02-27 06:47
Celebrating China, exorcising demons and weaving carpets

VIDEO: Expanding Zimbabwe's platinum mines

Fri, 2015-02-27 06:36
How the Zimbabwean government is pushing platinum miners to build a refinery.

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