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BBC Africa News
The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
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Emmanuel Adebayor is granted compassionate leave for personal reasons for the second time this season.
South African officials move to deny that an external staircase on a block of flats had been stolen, after a photo caused a stir on social media.
The humanitarian situation in north east Nigeria is one of the worst in the world, according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
With some surprising fertiliser ingredients, Madagascar is well-placed to export organic products.
As Telecel's operating licence is cancelled, concern mounts for its employees and the possible impact on Zimbabwe's economy.
Catholic pilgrims are flocking to the Kenyan town of Nyeri for the beatification of an Italian-born nun, taking her a step closer to becoming a saint.
Nearly 37 million people are registered to vote in what will be Ethiopia's first election since the death of long-serving Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
Congo coach Claude LeRoy will on Saturday set his sights on the 2016 Rio Olympic Games football qualifiers.
Mauritius coach Didier Six is suspended from the rest of the Cosafa Cup for unacceptable behaviour at the tournament in South Africa.
Nigeria's incoming president may review the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko Haram, a lawyer for some of them tells the BBC.
Nomsa Maseko hears from two policemen who gave evidence to the inquiry into the Marikana mine massacre.
The Nigerian army relocates 260 women and children recently rescued from the militant jihadist Boko Haram group, officials say.
Photos of women at work and play in Somaliland
Is the unrest linked to Hutu-Tutsi tension?
Life is returning to normal at Mogadishu's Lido beach following al-Shabab's expulsion from the Somali capital.
Sun, surf... and grenades in Mogadishu
The full story - will a death in the family make Buba go to rehab?
Or will Ethiopia's opposition gain a second seat?
Is Burundi leader copying a neighbour's strategy?
Africans working on Qatar 2022 World Cup speak out