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Crystal Palace 0-2 Hull City

Sat, 2015-04-25 12:33
A brace from Senegal's Dame N'Doye helps Hull boost their chances of avoiding relegation with a hard-earned win at Crystal Palace.

Asante hopes for trophy with Mazembe

Sat, 2015-04-25 10:36
Ghana winger Solomon Asante aims for African Champions League success this season with DR Congo club TP Mazembe.

Burundi president seeks third term

Sat, 2015-04-25 10:11
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is nominated as a candidate for a third term in office, a move his opponents say is unconstitutional.

The migrants who took over a Sicilian palace

Fri, 2015-04-24 19:40
The African migrants who made a Sicilian palace their home

VIDEO: Insecure borders of struggling Libya

Fri, 2015-04-24 17:18
Quentin Sommerville reports on Libya's struggle for stability, four years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

Miliband attacks 'UK failure' on Libya

Fri, 2015-04-24 16:29
Ed Miliband claims the UK's failure to stand by Libya has contributed to the situation in the Mediterranean - comments described as "ill-judged" by David Cameron.

Al-Shabab kills man for blasphemy

Fri, 2015-04-24 14:11
The Somali Islamist movement al-Shabab has killed a man for "insulting the prophet Muhammed", witnesses tell the BBC.

Odemwingie set to return from injury

Fri, 2015-04-24 13:33
Nigeria striker Peter Odemwingie, out injured since August, could play for Stoke against Sunderland on Saturday.

Malawians boycott South African shops

Fri, 2015-04-24 12:43
South African-owned shops in Malawi stay closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks.

Africa in pictures: 17-23 April 2015

Fri, 2015-04-24 11:27
Beach wrestlers, hackathon techies and tea pickers

'Al-Shabab' kills Kenyan chief

Fri, 2015-04-24 10:54
Suspected al-Shabab militants have abducted and killed a traditional chief in northern Kenya, according to a local elder.

Niger battles meningitis outbreak

Fri, 2015-04-24 10:16
A mass immunisation programme to protect children against meningitis starts in Niger, as the death toll rises from 85 to 129.

Toure happy at Man City - Pellegrini

Fri, 2015-04-24 10:02
Ivorian star Yaya Toure is happy at Man City despite reports he is seeking "new challenges", says boss Manuel Pellegrini.

VIDEO: The rapid malaria test kit

Fri, 2015-04-24 08:49
In South Africa, young entrepreneur Ashley Uys has developed a rapid malaria test, which will help with early diagnosis.

UN workers kidnapped in DR Congo

Fri, 2015-04-24 07:45
Three people working to remove mines for the UN peacekeepers in DR Congo are kidnapped in an area close to the Rwandan border.

Deadly capsize 'captain' in court

Fri, 2015-04-24 07:36
A Tunisian man appears in a court in Italy accused of captaining a boat that capsized off Libya with the loss of more than 700 lives.

VIDEO: SA xenophobia: Will it affect trade?

Fri, 2015-04-24 07:27
The wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa has damaged the image of the country as an investment destination.

China to build stadium in Ivory Coast

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:41
China will finance the construction of a 60,000-seat stadium in Abidjan in time for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Africa blog: Islamic State strengthens ties with Boko Haram

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:08
Islamic State and Boko Haram strengthen ties

EU triples migrant rescue funding

Thu, 2015-04-23 23:18
European leaders are to triple funding for search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean following crisis talks in Brussels.

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