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Deadly attacks hit Egypt's Sinai

6 hours 21 min ago
At least 26 people, mostly soldiers, are killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

VIDEO: Mali welcomes 'hero' Lassana Bathily

Thu, 2015-01-29 23:44
The shop assistant who saved many customers' lives during the siege of the Jewish supermarket in Paris earlier this month has been given a hero's welcome in his native country Mali.

What I miss about life before Ebola

Thu, 2015-01-29 20:19
What people miss about life before the Ebola outbreak

Sudan blocking aid work, says MSF

Thu, 2015-01-29 13:46
The Brussels-based branch of the medical charity MSF ends its operations in Sudan, saying its work had been made impossible by the authorities.

Ivorian pledge to hunt child killers

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:00
Police in Ivory Coast set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual killings of children and to patrol areas near schools.

South Sudan leader fit for summit

Thu, 2015-01-29 11:47
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir meets regional leaders at a peace summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, after earlier being taken ill.

Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town'

Thu, 2015-01-29 11:13
Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.

Guinea through in drawing of lots

Thu, 2015-01-29 10:39
Guinea reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.

Caf consider replacing drawing lots

Thu, 2015-01-29 10:13
Mali's elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations by the drawing of lots prompts Caf to look at a different solution.

Sakho not facing ban say West Ham

Thu, 2015-01-29 08:39
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is confident striker Diafra Sakho will not be banned from playing despite a row with Senegal.

Hollywood or revolution?

Thu, 2015-01-29 06:42
Acting career on hold to become radical South African MP

Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:55
Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.

Mixing religion and politics in Nigeria

Wed, 2015-01-28 21:51
A town illustrating Nigeria's religious and political divide

VIDEO: Ebola vaccine 'looks well tolerated'

Wed, 2015-01-28 18:08
The first results of an experimental Ebola vaccine being tested in Oxford suggest it is safe.

Mali & Guinea want lots rule changed

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:21
Managers and players from Mali and Guinea feel the drawing of lots should not be used to decide their Africa Cup of Nations fate.

Guinea 1-1 Mali

Wed, 2015-01-28 16:11
Lots will decide whether Guinea or Mali reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after they draw in Mongomo.

Cameroon 0-1 Ivory Coast

Wed, 2015-01-28 15:31
Ivory Coast's narrow victory over Cameroon earns them a place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as Group D winners.

VIDEO: Inside Tripoli's battle-ravaged airport

Wed, 2015-01-28 15:21
Footage inside Tripoli's abandoned airport shows the extent of damage caused by clashes.

Cape Town honours last white ruler

Wed, 2015-01-28 14:07
Cape Town's city council votes to rename a street after South Africa's last white ruler despite opposition from the national governing party.

Nigeria army 'warned of Baga attack'

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:43
Nigeria's army failed to protect Baga's civilians despite warnings that militants were going to attack, rights group Amnesty International says.

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