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BBC Africa News
The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
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Lowly-ranked Chad and Comoros earn away-goal wins to be among the sides to advance to the next round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
The condition of detained Angolan rapper and activist Luaty Beirao, who has been on hunger strike for 23 days, is deteriorating, his wife tells the BBC.
An autopsy shows the supposed remains of Burkina Faso's former leader Thomas Sankara are "riddled with bullets", his family's lawyer says.
A Malian woman sets up a Facebook page to help find some 200 people from Mali who are still missing after last month's Hajj pilgrimage crush.
Guinea's presidential election at the weekend was valid but there were severe logistical difficulties, according to EU election observers.
Angry staff and suppliers from one of East Africa's leading retailers, Uchumi Supermarkets, protest in Dar es Salaam amid fears they will not be paid.
SABMiller, with historic African ties, accepts an increased takeover offer from a major rival that will create a brewer making about 30% of the world's beer.
The winner of the Man Booker Prize is to be announced later with Nigeria's Chigozie Obioma on the shortlist for the £50,000 ($76,000) prize.
Kenya’s pioneering ambulance driver – who braves al-Shabab
Nearly 5,000 children have been released from rebel groups in the Central African Republic.
Guinea's opposition is calling for a re-run of Sunday's presidential election even before the votes have been counted.
The new tenants of the house where South African athlete Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp are filmed giving a video tour of the building.
Guinea's opposition calls for a re-run of Sunday's presidential election even before the votes are counted, alleging widespread fraud.
Authorities in Zimbabwe have said that the US dentist who shot Cecil the lion will not be prosecuted.
Zimbabwe says it will not prosecute the US dentist who killed Cecil the lion because he had the proper paperwork allowing him to conduct the hunt.
Ugandan troops will start leaving South Sudan by the end of this week - a key rebel demand - according to the head of the Ugandan force in the country.
Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure is included on the Confederation of African Football's 37-man list for its Player of the Year award.
Despite all the problems in the country, Tunisia remains in the vanguard of democratic development in the Middle East, says Owen Bennett-Jones.
Guineans are voting in what is only the second democratic presidential election since the west African country won independence in 1958.
Tanzania reach the next round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers despite losing in Malawi, as Ethiopia and Kenya also progress.