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BBC Africa News
The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 4 hours 39 min ago
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
How Nigeria's media industry could become one of the world's most vibrant
Some 80 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.
Stoke chairman Peter Coates says BBC pundit John Hartson's criticism of Potters winger Victor Moses is "unacceptable".
Morocco's Adel Taarabt responds to QPR manager Harry Redknapp's claim the midfielder is overweight and unfit to play.
The Nigerian government is still hopeful of securing the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
According to the UN, rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread that a two-year-old child was among the victims.
Oscar Pistorius' siblings describe their heartache and criticise media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing.
Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.
The West Africa Football Academy is one of the longest-standing football institutions on the continent.
The siblings of Oscar Pistorius,, Carl and Aimee Pistorius, speak of "twisted truths" in a television interview ahead of his sentencing on Tuesday.
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Provides an overview of Mauritius, including key events and facts about this ethnically diverse Indian Ocean island nation
Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Provides an overview and key facts for the semi-autonomous, island territory that lies off Africa
The cousin of Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa, tells a court she was "suspicious" of Anni's husband.
Sports minister Fikile Mbalula says it is "impossible" for South Africa to replace Morocco as hosts of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Provides an overview of Djibouti, including key events and facts.