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VIDEO: Nigeria votes in presidential poll

2 hours 13 min ago
As voting takes place in Nigeria there are reports that gunmen have killed up to 25 people and set fire to homes in the northeast of the country, according to the governor of Borno state.

Woman injured in Tunisia attack dies

3 hours 33 min ago
A Frenchwoman wounded in the attack on Tunisia's national museum dies of her injuries, bringing the total number killed to 22.

Nigeria voting extended to Sunday

3 hours 45 min ago
Elections in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, are extended to Sunday in some parts of the country after delays and a number of attacks.

VIDEO: Nigeria candidates on poll delays

7 hours 18 min ago
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan and his rival Muhammadu Buhari comment as voting in parts of the country is extended following technical problems and a number of attacks.

Fernandez set to be named Guinea coach

7 hours 24 min ago
Former France international Luis Fernandez is poised to take over as coach of Guinea and replace compatriot Michel Dussuyer.

VIDEO: Nigeria elections: Key points

7 hours 51 min ago
It has been an eventful day for Nigeria, as the country votes in long-awaited presidential elections. BBC Africa looks back at the day's key developments.

Kenya ministers suspended over graft

8 hours 31 min ago
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta suspends four ministers and 12 other high-ranking officials after they were implicated in corrupt deals.

VIDEO: Lagos on lockdown amid polling

10 hours 10 min ago
The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports on high security in the Nigerian city of Lagos as voting in the presidential election takes place.

VIDEO: Nigeria biometric readers 'delay voting'

13 hours 21 min ago
Polling stations are open in Nigeria to elect a new president. But technical problems with some fingerprint readers are causing delays.

Somalia ends al-Shabab hotel siege

13 hours 48 min ago
At least 14 are killed as Somali special forces end the siege of a Mogadishu hotel by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab

VIDEO: Nigeria elections: Web monitoring

14 hours 1 min ago
Ernest Ubor and Kenneth Onaiwu demonstrated the role of their web based monitoring tool - I Pledge Peace - in today's poll to Focus on Africa's Akwasi Sarpong.

VIDEO: Nigeria leader waits 50 minutes to vote

14 hours 36 min ago
After a delay of about 50 minutes, President Goodluck Jonathan has had his biometric voter card verified.

Africa's dreams shattered?

17 hours 8 min ago
Would Weah have lifted the cup under new visa rules?

Ten dead in Somali hotel attack

Fri, 2015-03-27 19:30
Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least ten people including a senior diplomat.

VIDEO: Satire shows gain popularity in Africa

Fri, 2015-03-27 14:38
TV and internet satire shows in Africa are becoming increasingly popular, as the BBC's Kathy Harcombe reports.

VIDEO: BBC to launch Africa live page

Fri, 2015-03-27 13:40
The BBC is boosting its coverage of African news, with the launch of a live page - a constantly-updated stream of news from across the continent‪.

Nigeria in pictures: 20-26 March 2015

Fri, 2015-03-27 13:27
Best photos from the final week of campaigning

How Nigeria's presidential election works

Fri, 2015-03-27 13:02
How Nigeria's presidential poll works

Boko Haram HQ in Nigeria 'retaken'

Fri, 2015-03-27 12:53
The Nigerian army says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza, believed to be the headquarters of Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown

Fri, 2015-03-27 11:59
The authorities in Sierra Leone enforce a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.

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