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BBC Africa News
The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 50 min ago
Senegal defender Lamine Sane is suspended indefinitely by his club Bordeaux, along with goalkeeper Jerome Prior.
At least 56 people are killed in a double suicide bombing at a camp sheltering people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in north-east Nigeria.
The US raises concerns with Rwandan officials over reports suggesting it is involved in "destabilising activities" in neighbouring Burundi.
Provides an overview of South Africa, including key events and facts about this diverse country on Africa's southern tip.
Provides an overview of Ethiopia, including key events and facts about this ancient former Christian empire in northeast Africa.
Provides an overview of Nigeria, including key events and facts about this oil-rich country with multiple ethnic and religious divides.
Foodies are turning to this new type of pepper
Ajax Cape Town say they will play in the Confederation Cup after receiving assurances over their trip to Angola.
Badou Zaki leaves his job as coach of Morocco by mutual consent, with former Ivory Coast boss Herve Renard tipped to replace him.
What you need to know about Uganda's election
A candidate in Uganda's presidential vote promises to repatriate the remains of the former dictator, Idi Amin, and build a museum in his honour.
Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this land-locked African country
Nick Mwendwa is elected the new president of Football Kenya Federation beating Ambrose Rachier, while incumbent Sam Nyamweya withdraws.
Traditional leaders in South Africa express their "disquiet" over chief Mandla Mandela's conversion to Islam.
Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh is to be fined by the Nigeria Football Federation for his video rant hitting out at his critics.
Chad's President Idriss Deby promises that if he is elected again he will reinstate term limits which would have stopped him running for office.
An overview of the tiny Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla on the northern shores of Morocco's Mediterranean coast
Liberia's Supreme Court blocks the Senate's attempt to jail the country's finance minister after he tried to clamp down on politicians' expenses.
Three mine workers are still trapped under rubble after their container above ground fell into the South African mine on Friday.
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