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BBC Africa News
The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.
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Tens of thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban.
A split emerges within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Campaore.
Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.
How Burkina Faso's leader sparked his own fall from power
A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa during an alleged robbery.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".
Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.
Stephen Keshi is re-appointed as Nigeria coach, two weeks after the Nigeria Football Federation replaced him with Shaibu Amodu.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against aid workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable". Here is the latest Ebola news for Friday 31 October - in 15 seconds.
An explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria kills at least four people and injures 32 people, police say.
With the vast majority of people choosing mobile phones over fixed lines, is data the next logical focus for Africa's telecommunications business?
Why Zimbabwe's farmed crocodiles go on a special diet
Algerians Entente Setif will win the Champions League on Saturday if they can hold their advantage over Vita Club.
Hundreds of people in Burkina Faso gather for a second day to demand the president step down immediately, after he says he will stay on for a year.
The BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola.
The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola
Burkina Faso's military announces emergency measures after violent protests against President Compaore's bid to extend his 27-year rule.
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.