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BBC Africa News
The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
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Woman who beat "fat" jibes to turn Malawi into netball champions
Two blasts targeting an opposition leader and an Islamic cleric have hit the Nigerian city of Kaduna, killing at least 40 people, police say.
Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame is shot dead by Islamist militants in the capital, Mogadishu.
Indian and Kenyan school pupils explain what they understand about the Commonwealth Games and tried to identify the Royal family.
A South African rhino poacher is sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest sentences aimed at curbing the illegal trade.
Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon bumps into some of the team from Swaziland on the streets of Glasgow.
Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this land-locked African country
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.
A global summit in London aims to tackle issues of female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. Here's the story in 15 seconds.
Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, local residents tell the BBC.
Algeria international Yacine Brahimi signs a five-year deal with Portuguese club FC Porto from Spanish side Granada.
'Without Aids drugs, I would be dead'
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has had his first meeting with the parents of the 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists.
Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?
A leading campaigner for the release of Nigeria's kidnapped girls has spoken to BBC HARDtalk about Nigeria's president meeting relatives of the girls.
UK residents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters undergoing female genital mutilation or forced marriage under new measures announced.
Nigeria's president tells parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists that the government is doing everything to secure their release.
Afghanistan cause a shock by beating Zimbabwe, only their second victory over a Test-playing nation, in a one-day international.
An attack on the military barracks of the presidential guards in Kinshasa has been repulsed, the DR Congo government says.
Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute are arrested after 85 bags containing human body parts are found in the city of Dar es Salaam.