- Niger hit by Nigeria's Boko Haram fallout
Gangsters cross border to fight for Nigerian Islamists
16 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 11:25am
- VIDEO: In 60 secs: Who are Boko Haram?
BBC News outlines the background, leadership and activities of the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram.
16 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 11:20am
- Sagbo fined over 'quenelle' gesture
Ivorian striker Yannick Sagbo is fined £15,000 by the FA over a charge relating to Nicolas Anelka's 'quenelle' gesture.
16 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 11:03am
- Top Zambian commentator Liwewe dies
Zambian football mourns the passing of legendary commentator Dennis Liwewe who died on Tuesday aged 78.
18 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 9:37am
- Rhino horn stolen from SA park safe
Robbers in South Africa steal rhino horn from the offices of a provincial parks agency, in what may be the country's biggest such theft to date.
18 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 9:36am
- Pistorius 'had no acting coaching'
Oscar Pistorius' family denies claims the athlete took acting lessons ahead of his testimony in the murder trial of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
18 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 9:35am
- AUDIO: Africa Express Mali CD on sale
Last year a collective of musicians and producers known as the Africa Express went to Bamako to record an album in solidarity with the musicians of Mali. The album, Africa Express Presents Maison de Jeunes, has gone on sale as a CD.
20 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 7:27am
- The man who helps Somali firms grow
The expat investor helping businesses in Somalia
24 hours ago 22 Apr 14, 3:50am
- VIDEO: Boko Haram 'paying recruits in Niger'
Members of a gang in Niger have told the BBC that they collaborated with radical Islamist group Boko Haram in return for money.
1 day ago 22 Apr 14, 1:37am
- Boston marathon honours bomb victims
Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins the women's Boston marathon, as tributes are paid to those affected by last year's bomb attack.
2 days ago 21 Apr 14, 1:06pm
- Letter from Africa: Doing business in Nigeria
The hazards of doing business in Nigeria
2 days ago 21 Apr 14, 12:46pm
- Nigeria school kidnap - '230 seized'
Some 190 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being abducted last week, their head teacher tells the BBC - far more than the official figure.
2 days ago 21 Apr 14, 12:07pm
- MP killed by car bomb in Somalia
A car bomb kills an MP and injures another in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, as the government hosts a security conference.
2 days ago 21 Apr 14, 7:49am
- Player dies in Gabon after fatal kick
Goalkeeper Sylvain Azougoui dies on the way to the hospital after taking a kick to the head during a league match in Gabon.
2 days ago 21 Apr 14, 5:48am
- Cubans trace roots to remote Sierra Leone village
Cubans trace roots back to remote Sierra Leone village
2 days ago 21 Apr 14, 2:31am
- VIDEO: Cubans trace roots to African village
A community in western Cuba has traced songs they sing back to a village in Sierra Leone.
2 days ago 21 Apr 14, 2:06am
- Algeria militants kill 14 soldiers
Islamist militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a military convoy in mountains east of the capital Algiers.
3 days ago 20 Apr 14, 10:36am
- 'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raid
Dozens of people are killed in a cattle raid in a remote herders' camp in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say.
3 days ago 19 Apr 14, 5:37pm
- Guinea-Bissau profile
Provides an overview as well as key facts, figures and dates for this west African country
4 days ago 19 Apr 14, 7:39am
- Algeria profile
Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
4 days ago 18 Apr 14, 5:02pm
- Africa in pictures: 11-17 April 2014
Horsing around, big kisses and steam trains
5 days ago 18 Apr 14, 2:34pm
- Pistorius trial: Week six round-up
Key moments in tweets and video from Oscar Pistorius' trial
5 days ago 18 Apr 14, 2:16pm
- Nigerians reel from multiplying attacks
Is Nigeria's insecurity spiralling out of control?
5 days ago 18 Apr 14, 11:34am
- Working Lives: South Africa
Five people discuss their jobs in South Africa
6 days ago 17 Apr 14, 10:49am
- Your pictures: South Africa
Readers' photos on the theme of South Africa
7 days ago 16 Apr 14, 4:27am
- In pictures: Nigeria bus blast
Flames and grief after Nigeria bus blast
9 days ago 14 Apr 14, 11:53am
- 'Domino effect' of Rwanda genocide
The Congolese who paid heavy price for Rwanda genocide
13 days ago 10 Apr 14, 2:17am
- Letter from Africa: Is sorry ever enough?
Is it too easy to say sorry or is it necessary for reconciliation?
13 days ago 9 Apr 14, 8:28pm
- Letter from Africa: Ghana's emergency rates
Why do Ghanaians wait until a bridge collapses before fixing it?
19 days ago 4 Apr 14, 3:52am
- How Nigeria will become Africa's biggest economy
How Nigeria became Africa's biggest economy
19 days ago 3 Apr 14, 7:02pm
- Egypt profile
Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
22 days ago 1 Apr 14, 11:11am
- Seaweed - Zanzibar's 'gift from the ocean'
Zanzibar women who live on the "gift from the ocean"
27 days ago 27 Mar 14, 1:46pm
- In pictures: Mixing graffiti and calligraphy in Tunisia
The Tunisian who painted the prison which once held his father
29 days ago 24 Mar 14, 9:34pm
- Burundi country profile
Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for Burundi, this small country in Africa
32 days ago 22 Mar 14, 7:52am
- Burkina Faso profile
Provides an overview, key facts and history of this West African nation
33 days ago 21 Mar 14, 11:05am
- Rwanda country profile - Overview
Provides an overview of Rwanda, including key events and facts about this East African country that is still recovering from the genocide of 1994.
33 days ago 21 Mar 14, 10:35am
- Equatorial Guinea profile
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33 days ago 21 Mar 14, 7:57am
- South Africa profile
Provides an overview of South Africa, including key events and facts about this diverse country on Africa's southern tip.
34 days ago 20 Mar 14, 10:08am
- South Sudan profile
Provides an overview of South Sudan, including key events and facts about Africa's newest nation
35 days ago 19 Mar 14, 11:22am
- Malawi country profile
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35 days ago 19 Mar 14, 7:12am
- Central African Republic profile
Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this land-locked African country
35 days ago 19 Mar 14, 5:07am
- Libya country profile
Provides an overview of Libya, including key events and facts about this major oil producer which was ruled by Colonel Gaddafi for 42 years.
36 days ago 18 Mar 14, 8:03am
- Sao Tome and Principe profile
Provides an overview of Sao Tome and Principe, including key events and facts about this oil-rich island nation - one of Africa's smallest states.
41 days ago 13 Mar 14, 12:14pm
- Lesotho country profile
Provides an overview, key facts and history of his small country completely surrounded by South Africa
41 days ago 13 Mar 14, 11:27am
- Guinea country profile
Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this west African country.
41 days ago 13 Mar 14, 8:40am
- Democratic Republic of Congo profile
Key facts, figures and dates
43 days ago 11 Mar 14, 8:34am
- In pictures: Uganda's 'Pimp My Ride' garage
Photos of vehicles remodelled to look like crocodiles
48 days ago 5 Mar 14, 8:56pm
- In pictures: Excavating past crimes in Somaliland
Images of excavating past crimes in Somaliland graves
54 days ago 28 Feb 14, 4:59am
- In pictures: South Sudanese seeking safety in Uganda
Photos of a family's flight from South Sudan and their refugee life
55 days ago 26 Feb 14, 10:44pm
- Visions of freedom in the Middle East and North Africa
Images from North Africa and the Middle East
55 days ago 26 Feb 14, 8:53pm