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BBC Africa News
The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
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As voting takes place in Nigeria there are reports that gunmen have killed up to 25 people and set fire to homes in the northeast of the country, according to the governor of Borno state.
A Frenchwoman wounded in the attack on Tunisia's national museum dies of her injuries, bringing the total number killed to 22.
Elections in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, are extended to Sunday in some parts of the country after delays and a number of attacks.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan and his rival Muhammadu Buhari comment as voting in parts of the country is extended following technical problems and a number of attacks.
Former France international Luis Fernandez is poised to take over as coach of Guinea and replace compatriot Michel Dussuyer.
It has been an eventful day for Nigeria, as the country votes in long-awaited presidential elections. BBC Africa looks back at the day's key developments.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta suspends four ministers and 12 other high-ranking officials after they were implicated in corrupt deals.
The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports on high security in the Nigerian city of Lagos as voting in the presidential election takes place.
Polling stations are open in Nigeria to elect a new president. But technical problems with some fingerprint readers are causing delays.
At least 14 are killed as Somali special forces end the siege of a Mogadishu hotel by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab
Ernest Ubor and Kenneth Onaiwu demonstrated the role of their web based monitoring tool - I Pledge Peace - in today's poll to Focus on Africa's Akwasi Sarpong.
After a delay of about 50 minutes, President Goodluck Jonathan has had his biometric voter card verified.
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Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least ten people including a senior diplomat.
TV and internet satire shows in Africa are becoming increasingly popular, as the BBC's Kathy Harcombe reports.
The BBC is boosting its coverage of African news, with the launch of a live page - a constantly-updated stream of news from across the continent.
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How Nigeria's presidential poll works
The Nigerian army says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza, believed to be the headquarters of Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
The authorities in Sierra Leone enforce a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.