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Funeral of murdered SA footballer

6 hours 16 min ago
Tens of thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban.

Power struggle in Burkina Faso

6 hours 24 min ago
A split emerges within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Campaore.

Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim

Fri, 2014-10-31 21:38
Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.

Burkina Faso's president resigns

Fri, 2014-10-31 19:30
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.

The rise and fall of Blaise Compaore

Fri, 2014-10-31 17:34
How Burkina Faso's leader sparked his own fall from power

Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa

Fri, 2014-10-31 15:13
A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa during an alleged robbery.

UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

Fri, 2014-10-31 14:31
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".

Kenyan Jeptoo fails doping test

Fri, 2014-10-31 13:36
Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.

VIDEO: Burkina president resigns - in 15 secs

Fri, 2014-10-31 13:16
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Keshi re-appointed as Nigeria coach

Fri, 2014-10-31 12:34
Stephen Keshi is re-appointed as Nigeria coach, two weeks after the Nigeria Football Federation replaced him with Shaibu Amodu.

VIDEO: Ebola news: 31 October in 15 secs

Fri, 2014-10-31 12:10
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against aid workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable". Here is the latest Ebola news for Friday 31 October - in 15 seconds.

Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station

Fri, 2014-10-31 10:02
An explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria kills at least four people and injures 32 people, police say.

VIDEO: Is data the next frontier in Africa?

Fri, 2014-10-31 09:24
With the vast majority of people choosing mobile phones over fixed lines, is data the next logical focus for Africa's telecommunications business?

VIDEO: Zimbabwe's crocodile farms

Fri, 2014-10-31 09:23
Why Zimbabwe's farmed crocodiles go on a special diet

Setif close on Champions League glory

Fri, 2014-10-31 08:52
Algerians Entente Setif will win the Champions League on Saturday if they can hold their advantage over Vita Club.

Burkina Faso crowds back on streets

Fri, 2014-10-31 06:32
Hundreds of people in Burkina Faso gather for a second day to demand the president step down immediately, after he says he will stay on for a year.

VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola

Fri, 2014-10-31 02:32
The BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola.

The volunteers ready to fight Ebola

Thu, 2014-10-30 21:05
The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola

Emergency rule in Burkina Faso

Thu, 2014-10-30 17:03
Burkina Faso's military announces emergency measures after violent protests against President Compaore's bid to extend his 27-year rule.

Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone

Thu, 2014-10-30 16:25
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.

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