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Updated: 6 hours 48 min ago

Zimbabwe seeks second 'lion killer'

6 hours 55 min ago
Zimbabwe says it is seeking a second American over the illegal killing of a lion, as the outcry over the death of famed animal Cecil continues.

Azam FC secure first Cecafa title

10 hours 46 min ago
Tanzanian side Azam FC secure their first Cecafa Kagame Club Championship, beating Gor Mahia 2-0 in Dar es Salaam.

South Sudan becomes Olympic member

13 hours 44 min ago
South Sudan will compete at Rio 2016 after becoming the 206th member of the Olympic movement.

Martins open to Nigeria call-up

14 hours 12 min ago
Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins has not ruled out a Super Eagles return, but admits he is focusing on his club career with Seattle.

Attackers kill Burundi leader's aide

15 hours 28 min ago
A close aide of Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is killed in an attack on his car in the capital, Bujumbura.

SA, Egypt and Zambia U-23s advance

15 hours 36 min ago
South Africa, Egypt and Zambia keep their Rio dreams alive as they book places at the African U-23 Championships.

Al-Jazeera verdict delayed again

17 hours 8 min ago
Verdicts in the retrial of three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt previously jailed for allegedly aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood are delayed again.

Big walls can cause big problems

Sat, 2015-08-01 19:42
The problems that come from building mega walls

VIDEO: Keeping track of HIV in Malawi

Sat, 2015-08-01 19:04
People living with HIV in Malawi are being given access to vital tests thanks to a simpler way of transporting blood.

Rudisha suffers first loss in Kenya

Sat, 2015-08-01 14:15
Kenya's Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha suffers a shock defeat at home for the first time as a senior runner.

British oil company investigated

Sat, 2015-08-01 10:26
The Serious Fraud Office opens a criminal investigation into British company Soma Oil and Gas.

Mtawali appointed as Malawi head coach

Sat, 2015-08-01 09:15
Former Malawi midfielder Ernest Mtawali is appointed as the new head coach of Malawi's national football team.

In pictures: Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

Fri, 2015-07-31 20:08
Cecil the lion as seen by tourists in Zimbabwe

VIDEO: 'We are not locusts'

Fri, 2015-07-31 16:13
A Mauritian man who is living in the camp at Calais dubbed "the Jungle" has decided to give up trying to enter the UK.

Africa this week: Five things we've learnt

Fri, 2015-07-31 15:34
... and four other facts from Africa this week

Zimbabwe 'seeks lion Cecil's killer'

Fri, 2015-07-31 13:09
The US dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe should be extradited to face charges, the country's environment minister says.

Mali 'religious sign' draws crowds

Fri, 2015-07-31 12:54
Thousands of people in Mali's capital are flocking to see what it believed to be a religious sign that suddenly appeared on a wall of a toilet.

VIDEO: Kenyan loans linked to soil quality

Fri, 2015-07-31 10:51
A Kenyan company is offering loans to farmers where the interest rates charged are linked to the quality of the soil, providing an incentive for soil preservation.

VIDEO: Drawing female attention

Fri, 2015-07-31 10:47
Leading Kenyan cartoonist Celeste Wamiru shares her story and experiences.

Aubameyang signs new Dortmund deal

Fri, 2015-07-31 10:27
Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang extends his deal with Borussia Dortmund until the end of the 2019-20 season.

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