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BBC Africa News
The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 3 hours 54 min ago
The vice-president of Sierra Leone puts himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies from the Ebola virus.
An inquiry in Rwanda urges the government to initiate criminal and civil proceedings against the BBC for a documentary about the 1994 genocide.
Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus wear Batman and Robin masks during Borussia Dortmund's win over Schalke.
Senegal's Papiss Cisse scores his 11th goal of the season to give John Carver his first home win as Newcastle boss.
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 to square off for the African Under-17 Championship title in the final in Niger on Sunday.
In-form Watford striker Odion Ighalo says he will not allow himself to be distracted by talk of a call-up from Nigeria.
The people of Lesotho are voting in snap elections called two years early in an effort to restore political stability in the mountain kingdom.
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.
Israel's Ester Rada thrills with rich music inspired by Africa beats
Four Thai fishermen thought to have been held by Somali pirates longer than any other captives have been freed, officials say.
Satirist asks if US has given up on South Sudan
A popular Rwandan singer is jailed for 10 years after being convicted of planning to kill President Kagame and inciting hatred against the government.
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.
Wanted for war crimes, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends the first major weapons fair since the 2014 UN arms trade treaty.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe admits failures in the country's controversial land reform programme, saying some farms were "too big".
Lesotho goes to the polls months after coup attempt
Botswanans Township Rollers believe they can knock South Africans Kaizer Chiefs out of the Champions League.
Celebrating China, exorcising demons and weaving carpets
How the Zimbabwean government is pushing platinum miners to build a refinery.