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Mary, African Queen of netball

1 hour 9 min ago
Woman who beat "fat" jibes to turn Malawi into netball champions

Two deadly blasts hit Nigerian city

8 hours 5 min ago
Two blasts targeting an opposition leader and an Islamic cleric have hit the Nigerian city of Kaduna, killing at least 40 people, police say.

Somali musician-MP is shot dead

8 hours 56 min ago
Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame is shot dead by Islamist militants in the capital, Mogadishu.

VIDEO: Pupils confuse Merkel with the Queen

11 hours 11 min ago
Indian and Kenyan school pupils explain what they understand about the Commonwealth Games and tried to identify the Royal family.

SA rhino poacher jailed for 77 years

11 hours 27 min ago
A South African rhino poacher is sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest sentences aimed at curbing the illegal trade.

VIDEO: Games cyclists find Glasgow bearings

11 hours 37 min ago
Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon bumps into some of the team from Swaziland on the streets of Glasgow.

Central African Republic profile

12 hours 32 min ago
Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this land-locked African country

S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected

14 hours 32 min ago
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.

VIDEO: Girl Summit - in 15 seconds

15 hours 27 min ago
A global summit in London aims to tackle issues of female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. Here's the story in 15 seconds.

Key bridge blown up in Nigeria

15 hours 32 min ago
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 midfielder Brahimi joins Porto

16 hours 50 min ago
Algeria international Yacine Brahimi signs a five-year deal with Portuguese club FC Porto from Spanish side Granada.

VIDEO: 'Without Aids drugs, I would be dead'

17 hours 24 min ago
'Without Aids drugs, I would be dead'

VIDEO: Goodluck Jonathan meets girls' parents

Tue, 2014-07-22 22:42
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?

Tue, 2014-07-22 19:00
Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?

VIDEO: Nigeria girls campaigner on leader visit

Tue, 2014-07-22 16:36
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.

Call to end FGM 'in this generation'

Tue, 2014-07-22 14:19
UK residents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters undergoing female genital mutilation or forced marriage under new measures announced.

Nigerian leader vows to free girls

Tue, 2014-07-22 13:55
Nigeria's president tells parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists that the government is doing everything to secure their release.

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in ODI

Tue, 2014-07-22 11:21
Afghanistan cause a shock by beating Zimbabwe, only their second victory over a Test-playing nation, in a one-day international.

Attack on Congo barracks 'repulsed'

Tue, 2014-07-22 11:20
An attack on the military barracks of the presidential guards in Kinshasa has been repulsed, the DR Congo government says.

Human body parts dumped in Tanzania

Tue, 2014-07-22 08:09
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.

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