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BBC Africa News
The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 6 hours 48 min ago
Zimbabwe says it is seeking a second American over the illegal killing of a lion, as the outcry over the death of famed animal Cecil continues.
Tanzanian side Azam FC secure their first Cecafa Kagame Club Championship, beating Gor Mahia 2-0 in Dar es Salaam.
South Sudan will compete at Rio 2016 after becoming the 206th member of the Olympic movement.
Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins has not ruled out a Super Eagles return, but admits he is focusing on his club career with Seattle.
A close aide of Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is killed in an attack on his car in the capital, Bujumbura.
South Africa, Egypt and Zambia keep their Rio dreams alive as they book places at the African U-23 Championships.
Verdicts in the retrial of three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt previously jailed for allegedly aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood are delayed again.
The problems that come from building mega walls
People living with HIV in Malawi are being given access to vital tests thanks to a simpler way of transporting blood.
Kenya's Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha suffers a shock defeat at home for the first time as a senior runner.
The Serious Fraud Office opens a criminal investigation into British company Soma Oil and Gas.
Former Malawi midfielder Ernest Mtawali is appointed as the new head coach of Malawi's national football team.
Cecil the lion as seen by tourists in Zimbabwe
A Mauritian man who is living in the camp at Calais dubbed "the Jungle" has decided to give up trying to enter the UK.
... and four other facts from Africa this week
The US dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe should be extradited to face charges, the country's environment minister says.
Thousands of people in Mali's capital are flocking to see what it believed to be a religious sign that suddenly appeared on a wall of a toilet.
A Kenyan company is offering loans to farmers where the interest rates charged are linked to the quality of the soil, providing an incentive for soil preservation.
Leading Kenyan cartoonist Celeste Wamiru shares her story and experiences.
Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang extends his deal with Borussia Dortmund until the end of the 2019-20 season.