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BBC Africa News
The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 5 hours 55 min ago
At least 26 people, mostly soldiers, are killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
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 people miss about life before the Ebola outbreak
The Brussels-based branch of the medical charity MSF ends its operations in Sudan, saying its work had been made impossible by the authorities.
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's President Salva Kiir meets regional leaders at a peace summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, after earlier being taken ill.
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 reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.
Mali's elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations by the drawing of lots prompts Caf to look at a different solution.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is confident striker Diafra Sakho will not be banned from playing despite a row with Senegal.
Acting career on hold to become radical South African MP
Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
A town illustrating Nigeria's religious and political divide
The first results of an experimental Ebola vaccine being tested in Oxford suggest it is safe.
Managers and players from Mali and Guinea feel the drawing of lots should not be used to decide their Africa Cup of Nations fate.
Lots will decide whether Guinea or Mali reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after they draw in Mongomo.
Ivory Coast's narrow victory over Cameroon earns them a place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as Group D winners.
Footage inside Tripoli's abandoned airport shows the extent of damage caused by clashes.
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's army failed to protect Baga's civilians despite warnings that militants were going to attack, rights group Amnesty International says.