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Tunisia holds landmark election

1 hour 34 min ago
Tunisia, whose 2011 uprising inspired the Arab Spring, holds a presidential run-off with the winner becoming the country's first freely elected leader.

Bangoura rejects Guinea for Nantes

1 hour 57 min ago
Guinea striker Ismael Bangoura rules himself out of the Nations Cup to concentrate on club football with French side Nantes.

Liberia vote count in Ebola-hit poll

4 hours 21 min ago
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 hit by internal row

7 hours 3 min ago
Sierra Leone football is rocked by internal rows following a decision by SLFA members to dissolve the Isha Johansen-led executive committee.

VIDEO: Fixing bones with a household drill

Sat, 2014-12-20 21:09
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

Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace

Sat, 2014-12-20 10:18
Goals from David Silva and Ivorian Yaya Toure move Manchester City level with leaders Chelsea after victory over Crystal Palace.

Accam signs for Chicago Fire

Sat, 2014-12-20 08:00
Ghanaian striker David Accam signs for MLS side Chicago Fire on a long-term contract, subject to international clearance.

Teaching winter to new US refugees

Fri, 2014-12-19 20:07
How Somali refugees in the northern US learn to walk on ice

Africa in pictures: 12-18 December

Fri, 2014-12-19 12:55
Motorbiking Santas, Maasai medals and Lipala dance

Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas

Fri, 2014-12-19 12:54
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.

Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor

Fri, 2014-12-19 12:51
One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.

Nigeria court backs prisoners' vote

Fri, 2014-12-19 12:31
A court in Nigeria rules that all prisoners should be able to vote, with general elections looming in February 2015.

VIDEO: Egyptian artist's junk revolution

Fri, 2014-12-19 11:15
Egyptian artist Rami el-Fass sculpts exclusively from discarded junk, which he then returns to the street in its recycled form.

Kenya leader signs tough security law

Fri, 2014-12-19 10:40
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.

Nigeria in new bid to defend naira

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:34
Nigeria's central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.

Sharing Nigeria's cake

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:32
Why Nigerians clamour for riches when a relative is elected

VIDEO: Botswana's complex ecotourism trade

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:27
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 'outraged' by mass kidnap

Fri, 2014-12-19 05:46
Nigeria's government said it is "outraged and deeply saddened" after militants attacked a remote village and reportedly kidnapped about 200 people.

'Sierra Leone has become part of me'

Fri, 2014-12-19 05:25
Ex-Sierra Leone manager Johnny McKinstry, appointed at 27, recounts his departure from the Ebola-hit country.

Uche thrilled by new Villarreal deal

Fri, 2014-12-19 04:53
Nigerian Ikechukwu Uche is delighted to have signed a two-year contract extension at Villarreal, keeping him at the club until 2017.

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