- Burkina Faso crowds back on streets
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.
55 mins ago 31 Oct 14, 6:32am
- VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola
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.
5 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 2:32am
- The volunteers ready to fight Ebola
The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola
10 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 9:05pm
- Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.
15 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 4:25pm
- VIDEO: Ebola news: 30 October in 15 secs
The WHO confirms that their latest mortality figure for the Ebola outbreak is 4,920. Here is the latest Ebola news for Wednesday 29 October - in 15 seconds.
17 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 2:18pm
- Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.
17 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 2:18pm
- German hostage freed in Nigeria
A German citizen is freed in Nigeria after being held for a week following his abduction in which a German colleague was killed.
18 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 1:02pm
- UK can be sued over rendition case
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
20 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 11:28am
- Nigeria move to avoid long Fifa ban
Nigeria hope to have avoided a lengthy ban from Fifa after a regional high court overturns its decision to void last month's football elections.
22 hours ago 30 Oct 14, 9:43am
- S Africa move venue to honour Meyiwa
South Africa to honour former goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa by playing their next Nations Cup tie in his hometown Durban.
1 day ago 30 Oct 14, 7:24am
- Tunisia secularists win elections
Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
1 day ago 30 Oct 14, 7:03am
- Nigerian president seeks re-election
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.
1 day ago 30 Oct 14, 2:02am
- VIDEO: South Sudan food crisis - in 60 seconds
South Sudan's food crisis - in 60 seconds
1 day ago 29 Oct 14, 9:17pm
- A South Sudanese psychiatrist's Herculean task
Meet one of only two psychiatrists in war-ravaged South Sudan
1 day ago 29 Oct 14, 9:14pm
- The Rumble in the Jungle revisited
Forty years since Ali took on Foreman in Kinshasa
1 day ago 29 Oct 14, 8:06pm
- VIDEO: Arab Spring rapper says Tunisia now worse off
Angry political hip-hop in the birthplace of the Arab Spring
2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 6:17pm
- Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia'
The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.
2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 4:40pm
- Anni Dewani final moments shown
Footage showing Shrien Dewani and his wife Anni shortly before she was murdered is shown in court in South Africa.
2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 4:38pm
- Letter from Africa: Ebola is not an African problem
Why Ebola is not just an African problem
2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 3:47pm
- Qualifications scandal divides South Africa
Qualifications scandal divides South Africa
2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 2:44pm
- VIDEO: New leader for Zambia - in 15 secs
Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott is named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata. Here's the story in 15 seconds.
2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 12:55pm
- White leader appointed in Zambia
Guy Scott is appointed Zambia's interim leader, Africa's first white head of state for many years, after the death of President Sata.
2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 12:03pm
- Tunisia profile
Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 8:20am
- Burkina Faso profile
Provides an overview, key facts and history of this West African nation
2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 7:49am
- Zambia profile
Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Zambia.
2 days ago 29 Oct 14, 5:19am
- Migrants who risk everything to reach Europe
Migrants who risk everything to try to get to Europe
2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 10:45pm
- Prize catch: Trout farming in Lesotho
Commercial trout farming in Lesotho
2 days ago 28 Oct 14, 8:32pm
- In pictures: Africa's 'male feminist'
Why are some men afraid of well-educated women?
3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 6:21pm
- VIDEO: Compaore: 'What I'm doing is legal'
In an exclusive interview President Compaore told BBC Afrique's Liliane Nyatcha that he is acting in the best interest of the country in trying to extend his 27-year rule.
3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 3:49pm
- VIDEO: Latest Ebola news in 15 seconds
The president of the World Bank appeals for 5,000 medical volunteers to fight the Ebola outbreak. Here is the latest Ebola news for Tuesday 28 October - in 15 seconds.
3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 2:50pm
- VIDEO: 'I feel bad if I see women suffer'
From Ugandan rebel abductee to master seamstress
3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 2:49pm
- S Africa photos show Meyiwa suspects
Police in South Africa release images of two men suspected of killing footballer Senso Meyiwa, shot after intruders entered his girlfriend's home.
3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 1:53pm
- VIDEO: UK ends migrant rescue - in 15 seconds
The UK will not support future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, the Foreign Office says. Here's the story in 15 seconds.
3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 12:14pm
- VIDEO: Ex-president on challenges for women
Former Malawi president Joyce Banda has been speaking about the challenges faced by women at the 100Women conference in London.
3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 11:13am
- Ethiopia 'targets main ethnic group'
Ethiopia has "ruthlessly targeted" its largest ethnic group, the Oromo people, for suspected links to a rebel group, Amnesty International says.
3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 10:12am
- VIDEO: 'Harrowing levels of human suffering'
Dr Stacey Mearns describes the "shocking" conditions on the ground in Sierra Leone, where she is treating Ebola patients at a Freetown hospital.
3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 8:02am
- Liberia's coffin makers suffer in Ebola outbreak
Liberia's coffin makers take a knock because of Ebola
3 days ago 27 Oct 14, 10:24pm
- Africa in pictures: 17-23 October 2014
A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week.
7 days ago 24 Oct 14, 12:42pm
- Botswana profile
Provides an overview, key facts and history of Botswana, a major diamond producer in Southern Africa
9 days ago 22 Oct 14, 10:44am
- Swaziland profile
Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this small southern African kingdom
9 days ago 22 Oct 14, 10:19am
- Letter from Africa: Silencing the police
Does Kenya's police gagging order have a more serious side?
9 days ago 22 Oct 14, 10:02am
- Somalia profile
Provides an overview of Somalia, including key events and facts about this civil war-wracked country on the Horn of Africa.
10 days ago 21 Oct 14, 10:48am
- Mauritius country profile - Overview
Provides an overview of Mauritius, including key events and facts about this ethnically diverse Indian Ocean island nation
11 days ago 20 Oct 14, 11:06am
- Zanzibar profile
Provides an overview and key facts for the semi-autonomous, island territory that lies off Africa
11 days ago 20 Oct 14, 10:18am
- Djibouti profile
Provides an overview of Djibouti, including key events and facts.
11 days ago 20 Oct 14, 9:58am
- Angola profile
Provides an overview, key facts and history of this south-west African country which has been a major oil producer
11 days ago 20 Oct 14, 9:00am
- 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.
11 days ago 20 Oct 14, 8:15am
- VIDEO: These boots are made for music
Rwanda band going places with improvised instruments
12 days ago 19 Oct 14, 10:26am
- Egypt profile
Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
12 days ago 19 Oct 14, 5:39am
- Boom times for Ethiopia's coffee shops
Boom times for Addis Ababa's growing number of coffee shops
16 days ago 15 Oct 14, 7:08pm
- Tanzania country profile
Provides an overview of Tanzania, including key facts and events as well as news
17 days ago 14 Oct 14, 6:56am
- 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.
17 days ago 14 Oct 14, 6:07am
- Liberia profile
Provides an overview of Liberia, including key events and facts about this West African country
17 days ago 14 Oct 14, 5:31am
- Mozambique country profile
Provides an overview of Mozambique, including key events and facts about this former Portuguese colony and its recovery from a long civil war in the 1980s.
20 days ago 11 Oct 14, 4:10am
- Letter from Africa: Why do we rely on 'miracle cures'?
Do Ghanaians place too much faith in miracle cures?
21 days ago 10 Oct 14, 9:45am
- Kenya country profile
Provides an overview of Kenya, including key events and facts of this East African country.
23 days ago 8 Oct 14, 11:24am
- VIDEO: Songhoy Blues: Banned but unbeaten
The musicians that fled Islamists and gained global acclaim
27 days ago 4 Oct 14, 7:23pm
- Mali country profile
Concise information about Mali and its people, including figures for area, population, main languages, religions, exports, and more.
28 days ago 3 Oct 14, 11:31am
- Senegal's expats go online to buy rams
Going online for Senegal’s sacrificial rams
29 days ago 2 Oct 14, 7:02pm
- In pictures: The lure of gold
Photos of men and women who risk all to get rich
31 days ago 30 Sep 14, 6:42am